Previous MRIs on CC Sabathia’s valuable left elbow have not discovered ligament damage that would necessitate Tommy John surgery.
However, the Yankees’ ace will visit noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews this week to get an explanation why his hinge has been inflamed between starts since August.
Because Sabathia has had a bone spur in the elbow since he pitched for the Indians (his last season in Cleveland was 2008) the 32-year-old might require an arthroscopic procedure to shave or remove the spur. Or he could be told to rest.
...Sabathia spent two weeks on the DL in August with an inflamed elbow. Yesterday, talking outside of Yankee Stadium, Sabathia said the swelling surfaced following every start he made since coming off the DL Aug. 24.
“A little bit because it’s something I have never felt before, never had a problem with the elbow,’’ Sabathia said of being concerned. “I felt it off and on in between starts. But I didn’t feel it on the field.’‘
GM Brian Cashman decided to send Sabathia to Andrews because he knew Sabathia would never complain about an injury following a poor post-season outing.
“He would never say anything in that context,’’ said Cashman, who didn’t seem overly concerned about his ace seeing Andrews.
Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM | 39 comment(s)
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