Morneau among trio to undergo surgery

Morneau among trio of Twins to have surgery

Morneau among trio to undergo surgery
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, outfielder Ben Revere and right-hander Nick Blackburn all underwent surgeries on Friday, according to general manager Bill Smith.

"Three players underwent surgery [Friday] morning as part of their end-of-season physicals," Smith said via email. "All three are expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training."

Morneau underwent a stabilization procedure on the tendon in the back of his left wrist and will be in a cast for six weeks.

Morneau's wrist plagued him earlier in the season, as he was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left wrist on June 14 before eventually having neck surgery on June 29. He also had a cyst removed from his left knee and a bone spur removed from his right foot on Aug. 19.

Revere, meanwhile, had his left knee cleaned out and had loose pieces of cartilage removed.

Blackburn was diagnosed with Radial Tunnel Syndrome and had a decompression of the radial nerve in his right forearm, which essentially removed pressure from an entrapped nerve in his forearm. He will be in a splint for six weeks.

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