Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander out six weeks after core muscle repair surgery

3:34 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 6, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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(Detroit Free Press) -- The Detroit Tigers announced that Justin Verlander underwent successful core muscle repair surgery this morning.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia, the same doctor who performed Miguel Cabrera's surgery last October.

Verlander sustained an injury at the end of December while performing his offseason conditioning program. He will undergo physical rehabilitation for the next six weeks and will be reevaluated at the end of that time.

"We fully anticipate Justin to participate in spring training and be in a position to compete at the beginning of the 2014 season," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement.

More to come.

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