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Friday, July 18, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: CC Sabathia will have season-ending knee surgery

By on 7/18/2014 06:00:00 PM

In an expected move, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will have season-ending surgery on July 23 on his right knee. Fortunately, it is not the microfracture surgery that could have possibly ended his career but, rather, a simpler cleaning out of his knee. Mark Feinsand of New York Daily News made the announcement Friday afternoon.'s Bryan Hoch also shared the news.

After consulting first with Dr. James Andrews, Sabathia sought second and third opinions from Drs. Neal ElAttrache of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Keith Meister of the Texas Rangers. The upcoming procedure will have physicians clean out the swelling and inflammation in Sabathia's right knee, which put him on the disabled list on May 11.

The biggest concern was whether or not Sabathia would need microfracture surgery, which would have likely ended his career. With the cleaning, Sabathia, who turns 34 on July 21, could return to the mound at some point in 2015.

Sabathia ends his season with a record of 3-4, 5.28 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 48 strikeouts, and 10 walks 46 innings spread out over eight starts. He has a career record of 208-119 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

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