My decision is going to be, am I able to play baseball, and I couldn't before. If I can't lift my arm and get a shirt down, I can't play baseball.
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When all the smoke clears, he says, you don't have any options, you have to have surgery. Not maybe, it's no, you cannot. The timing is the issue, that's the decision to make.
I really didn't have a decision. This is my only choice right now, to get the procedure done.
I really didn't have a decision. I know my body. Timing was the issue.
Now would I have taken eight or 10 weeks? Sure, I would have. At the time, I'm ready to go, the doc says I'm ready to go, it's fine.
My understanding is that I should have no trouble getting back for spring training. It's a six-month rehab, maybe, and I have a little extra time in there. Hopefully, I should have no trouble coming back from the first day on.
It was put to me, from (Cincinnati Reds trainer) Dr. (Timothy) Kremchek, that, 'you need to have surgery,' ... 'When all the smoke clears,' he says, 'you don't have any options. You have to have surgery.'
I have a chance of being part of something pretty special, or walk around in a sling, ... One of the questions is, what's my best chance to win a ring as a St. Louis Cardinal?