Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Adam Wainwright had a ligament "trimmed" in his right elbow on Friday.
Bleacher Report's Will Carroll reports that Adam Wainwright has already had or is scheduled to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.
Adam Wainwright had his right elbow examined Friday and everything checked out "optimistically."
Adam Wainwright put together a terrific effort but was saddled with a no-decision Thursday, holding the Giants to two runs over seven innings.
Adam Wainwright (elbow) told reporters Wednesday that he is "very confident going forward."
Adam Wainwright said after Saturday's game that his right elbow is "not 100 percent, but I think it was 100 percent better than the last time I pitched."
Adam Wainwright struggled to be effective Saturday, giving up six hits and three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Adam Wainwright said Friday that he's "fine" and that his elbow issue is "being way overblown."
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that Adam Wainwright (elbow) is "perfectly fine."
The Cardinals plan to start Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants on Sunday, but will have Lance Lynn ready as an alternative in game he's not ready to go.
Adam Wainwright said after Tuesday's game that he'll be ready to start Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Tuesday that Adam Wainwright's availability for a potential Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday is in question.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn are options to start Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, if necessary.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Saturday that it's "not highly likely" that Adam Wainwright would start Game 4 of the NLDS on short rest.