From Adam Rubin…
Jeff Francoeur's surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb turned out to be more complex than originally expected, although the outfielder still expects to be ready for spring training. Because Francoeur played with the injury for the final month of the season, the thumb ligament wore down and shriveled, necessitating a transplant from his wrist.
Remember when everyone said, “Oh, it won’t be a problem. He’s just gritty and plays the game right. Let him play!”