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Report: Surgery ‘a strong possibility’ for Webb

There’s no official diagnosis yet on Brandon Webb’s shoulder injury following multiple MRI exams and he’s expected to seek a second opinion later this week, but the Arizona Republic now reports that “surgery appears to be a strong possibility.”

The newspaper specifically mentions that Webb may need his labrum repaired, which is generally considered the worst-case scenario for a pitcher and carries a much lower rate of succesful recovery than Tommy John elbow surgery.

“We met and discussed options,” general manager Josh Byrnes said. “Everyone wants to be sure he takes the right course of action.”