Cardinals' Furcal To Have Elbow Surgery

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery next week after being examined by Dr. James Andrews. A normal recovery time of six-to-eight months would likely sideline Furcal for all of the 2013 campaign. He suffered a partially torn ligament last August but opted for rest and rehab instead of surgery in the offseason. Furcal tried throwing early in spring training and was shut down this past weekend. He hit .264 with five homers and 49 RBI in 121 games last season.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is St. Clair Senior Guard Allison Hinson. After a season opening loss to Washington, Allison has helped St. Clair win four straight, which included the Clayton Tournament Championship. Allison is currently averaging more than 12 points and eight rebounds per game. She is sporting a 35% shooting percentage, hitting 36% on two's and 28% on three's.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Rayvonte Rice scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead his Illinois Fighting Illini past the Missouri Tigers, 62-59, in a non-conference affair at Scottrade Center. Ahmad Starks chipped in with 13 points, and Malcolm Hill netted 10 in the win for Illinois (9-3), which was the second victory in a row. Johnathan Williams III paced Missouri (5-6) with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Wes Clark contributed 11 points.