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Monday, March 29, 2010

Horne needs rotator cuff surgery

Once again, the injury bug has bitten Alan Horne.

The former Thunder hurler and 2007 Eastern League Pitcher of the Year was diagnosed last week with a more than 80 percent tear of his right rotator cuff, requiring what will likely be season-ending surgery. The procedure will be performed by the renowned Dr. James Andrews, at his clinic in Birmingham, Ala., on April 9.

“(It’s) obviously not something anybody wants, but it’s got to be done,” Horne said, via text message.

This marks the third surgery Horne has had performed by Dr. Andrews. The first, a Tommy John procedure, came after his freshman season in high school. He also had another partial rotator cuff tear, along with some fray along the labrum, fixed toward the end of the 2008 season.

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