The surgery, which was performed by Cardinals team physician Dr. George Paletta, did not require reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament. Pujols will begin his rehabilitation this week and is expected to make his recovery by Spring Training.
Pujols elected to undergo surgery after consultation with Paletta and additional specialists, including Dr. James Andrews.
Pujols, 28, is a leading candidate for National League MVP honors after batting .357 (2nd in N.L.) and leading the Cardinals in home runs (37) and RBI (116) this season.