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Billingsley undergoes Tommy John surgery

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NEW YORK -- The Tommy John surgery performed on Chad Billingsley's right elbow Wednesday night went as expected, and he could be sidelined for a year.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the operation after Billingsley complained of pain following his second start of the season.

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Billingsley, who was originally injured last August, had attempted to avoid the surgery by taking platelet-rich plasma injections.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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