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June 24, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Tales of Tommy John

At 24, Portland Sea Dogs pitcher Alex Wilson has not been in professional baseball long enough to be considered an elder statesman. But Wilson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2007, is more than willing to tell friends and teammates who need the same procedure exactly what they will be up against.

His words are not exactly encouraging, nor would they strike others who had the surgery as out of the ordinary. In fact, they are pretty simple.

“Hey, your life is going to stink for the next month,” Wilson tells them, without getting into the additional 11 months it typically takes to get back to game action. “It’s miserable.”

Check out the rest on ESPN Boston, by Jon Meoli