The good news was that Brian Wilson's elbow strain -- his strained Ulnar Collateral Ligament, if you want get all technical about it -- was just moderate. Sometimes, pitchers with moderate strains elect for rehab rather than surgery. Lengthy rehab, for sure. But that can seem better than Tommy John Surgery, for sure.
It's going to be TJS for The Beard, though. Here's Steve Kroner (via SFGate):
In his late-afternoon news conference Wednesday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced that Brian Wilson will have Tommy J0hn surgery Thursday. Dr. James Andrews will handle the operation, with one of the Giants’ doctors, Ken Akizuki, present. It will be the second Tommy John surgery for Wilson, who had his first while at LSU.
Wilson obviously won't pitch again this season, with sometime next spring targeted for his return to the field. Right now, Giants manager Bruce Bochy says that Santiago Casilla (and not Sergio Romo) will get most of the save opportunities.