Darvish elbow surgery goes as expected with no complications

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Yu Darvish had his season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, when the torn ligament from the Texas Rangers ace's right arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm.

The Rangers say Dr. James Andrews reported elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications.

Andrews did the surgery in Gulf Breeze, Florida, where Darvish will have a follow-up exam Wednesday.

Andrews was the last of three doctors to review images of the 28-year-old pitcher's elbow. Darvish announced Friday that he was having Tommy John surgery, but said he had made up mind about that after the first doctor recommended the procedure.

Darvish was first examined by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister and then New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek before Andrews reviewed the images.

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