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Friday, July 18, 2014

Davidoff: Sabathia shut down for knee surgery — and it might get worse

Here comes debridement.

CC Sabathia will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair his right knee, Brian Cashman said Friday. The Yankees general manager made clear that the big left-hander is not yet out of the woods in terms of needing the more invasive microfracture procedure that would jeopardize his career…

As Cashman put it, Sabathia, who last pitched for the Yankees on May 10, tried the path of least resistance by rehabilitating the knee, a process that failed when Sabathia woke up the morning of July 3 (after pitching the night before for the Yankees’ Double-A Trenton affiliate) with pain.

Now he’ll try the path of middle resistance, with the most drastic option still looming in the microfracture surgery.

If the debridement accomplishes its mission, Sabathia should be fully rehabilitated for spring training next year.

The District Attorney Posted: July 18, 2014 at 05:55 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: c.c. sabathia, injuries, yankees

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   1. TerpNats Posted: July 18, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4753929)
Sell, Yankees...sell?
   2. Shibal Posted: July 18, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4754002)
I thought he was in the best shape of his life four months ago?

All slim, looking pretty...
   3. SteveF Posted: July 18, 2014 at 08:56 PM (#4754041)
Should have lost the weight ten years ago. Really, that's the big problem with being significantly overweight. As much as people try to shame the overweight about diabetes and heart disease, what really gets ###### up are your knees and ankles.
   4. bjhanke Posted: July 19, 2014 at 02:09 AM (#4754182)
Ooog. Bad right knee. Lefty pitcher falls onto his right leg every pitch. Already not a best-case scenario. - Brock Hanke
   5. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: July 19, 2014 at 02:40 AM (#4754189)
Should have lost the weight ten years ago. Really, that's the big problem with being significantly overweight. As much as people try to shame the overweight about diabetes and heart disease, what really gets ###### up are your knees and ankles.


Can I just say THIS! I was rocking it a couple of years ago and lost quite a bit of weight. Felt great, but slipped into bad habits when the youngest was born and gained it back. I must not have noticed it before because I carried the extra weight for a long time, but squatting right now kills my knees.
   6. Blastin Posted: July 19, 2014 at 06:30 AM (#4754204)
As much as people try to shame the overweight about diabetes and heart disease, what really gets ###### up are your knees and ankles.


I'm pretty sure your heart gets plenty ###### up too. It's not either/or, it's all of it. All of it.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: July 19, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4754530)
   8. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:29 AM (#4754618)
But I thought he was going to last forever because David Wells is fat, too.
   9. Swedish Chef Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:08 AM (#4754626)
This would be a big deal for the Yankees, except that they can just trade for Brandon McCarthy and turn him into Sandy Koufax.
   10. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:26 AM (#4754639)
I don't know if McCarthy is prepared to go through that surgery.
   11. NattyBoh Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4754771)
Wonder if he'll keep the weight off. If not then we might be facing shortage of Captain Crunch.
   12. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 20, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4754822)
But I thought he was going to last forever because David Wells is fat, too.


Evidently he doesn't have Wells' knees.
   13. Blastin Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4754853)
Of course, considering Wells now has diabetes, I don't know if he's the poster boy for health as a bigger guy, even if his knees held up.
   14. Zach Posted: July 21, 2014 at 07:54 PM (#4755429)
In retrospect, you wonder if losing all that weight was a response to knee pain.

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