per rotoworld (from MLB.com)
C.J. Wilson has to decided to undergo season-ending surgery to remove bone chips and bone spurs from his left elbow.
Wilson is expected to be fully healthy in time for spring training, as no muscular damage was found in his elbow. Wilson emerged as the Rangers' closer during the second half last season and began this year by converting 22-of-24 save chances, but allowed 12 runs while blowing two saves in his last eight appearances. Eddie Guarado has taken over ninth-inning duties in Texas, with Frank Francisco setting him up.
"I'm really looking forward to next year, that's the biggest thing," Wilson said from California, where he has been seeing Dr. Lewis Yocum. "This year I have been handicapped the whole time. I probably should have had this done at the end of last year. I drove the wheels off that car and now it's time to get a new one."
The other possibility was to have a cortisone shot and try to pitch the rest of the season, but the discovery of bone chips as well as the spurs made Wilson decide to have the surgery this week. He will be in a sling for 7-10 days and could begin a throwing program before the season is over.
"I'm relieved," Wilson said. "My main focus is to come back and play for next year and the rest of my career."