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Sabathia’s surgery complete

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_282332As planned, CC Sabathia had arthroscopic surgery this morning to correct a small meniscus tear in his right knee.

Joe Girardi said he couldn’t remember the exact date, but the knee became a problem for Sabathia “fairly early” in the season, and he dealt with it throughout. There were times Sabathia had to cut down on his conditioning and weight room routine.

“He had to manage it somewhat,” Girardi said. “As far as hurting, at times I think it was a little more sore than others.”

It’s interesting that quite often, when Sabathia struggled, we heard about problems with his back leg. Girardi said Sabathia always told him the knee was a non-issue, but Girardi said he couldn’t help but wonder how much it was playing a role.

“A lot of times players can mask pain and they don’t even realize they’re in it,” Girardi said.

 
 

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44 Responses to “Sabathia’s surgery complete”

  1. Carl October 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Warrior.

    Didn’t complain about it once all year.

  2. Giuseppe Franco October 29th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The knee became so much of an issue that Sabathia may have pitched well enough to earn his second Cy Young Award.

    I’ll take a small meniscus tear in my knee if it helps me perform better.

  3. LGY October 29th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Labeling someone with SAD a headcase is extremely offensive.

    It doesn’t matter what kind of blog this is. There is no place for that kind of garbage on here.

    Ygr internet is no excuse to act like a childish and offensive jackass.

  4. Cashmoney October 29th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    “A lot of times players can mask pain and they don’t even realize they’re in it,” Girardi said.
    ————-
    LT!

  5. Patrick October 29th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Carl,

    You said it man, CC is a warrior. Perfect word for him.

    He’s had this knee issue all year and put up ridiculous numbers. Really impressive…

  6. Betsy October 29th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    LGY, agreed. Greinke has had his issues, but so what? We ALL have issues …………that does not make him a headcase. I don’t want him because of those issues and he clearly does not want to play in Boston, NY, etc…………Ok, let him go wherever he may go. Headcase? No.

    I really think Cash needs to get a PC and quickly; I don’t want them to rush into anything, but I sure as heck don’t want this to drag on. Mike Harkey? I don’t think so.

    When did CC hurt himself? The Yankees couldn’t figure out that he did? If they knew he was hurt, why didn’t they give him some rest instead of pushing him like they did?

  7. Betsy October 29th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Surgery is never good, so we’d better hope that CC can hold up over the course of his contract.

  8. Tom in N.J. October 29th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Carl Pavano’s not impressed.

    He knows how to pitch through pain. He once pitched after a haircut.

  9. Betsy October 29th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    LOL I hope Lee signs here just to shut Gammons up, who thinks he’s a sure thing to re-sign with TX.

  10. Carl October 29th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Peter Gammons said on WEEI Radio yesterday, ‘Jason Bay would rather play in Beirut than Queens’

    Yeah. Peter Gammons knows all.

  11. BBFan October 29th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    “When did CC hurt himself? The Yankees couldn?t figure out that he did? If they knew he was hurt, why didn?t they give him some rest instead of pushing him like they did?”

    Well, Girardi and his coaching staff know better. They have more informaiton.
    Yanks have always been very cautitous with even minor injureis to thier players.

  12. Nick in SF October 29th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Minor knee surgery?

    Kristen Lee is unimpressed.

    Reportedly.

  13. RickD October 29th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I had my Meniscus repaired last friday….was back walking on monday…4-6 wks of rehab and he will be fine.

  14. BBFan October 29th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    “Surgery is never good, so we?d better hope that CC can hold up over the course of his contract.”

    It is a simple minor arthscopic procedure.
    You simply walk out of the surgery center.
    No need to WORRY :)

  15. Giuseppe Franco October 29th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    If I recall correctly, Sabathia got off to an unseasonably fast start in April, but slowed a bit in May, as opposed to past seasons.

    One could only speculate that perhaps this happened in May (since Girardi said it happened “early on”)and Sabathia could have tweaked his mechanics a bit due to favoring that knee and took a few starts to get things together again.

    Or maybe I’m completely full of baloney and one has nothing to do with the other.

  16. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    LGY;

    Nothing was directed at you. Imo, AJ, Joba and Greinke are headcases. They do not possess the mental toughness to succeed on a consistent basis as SP in MLB>

  17. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    What crap – No one knows any of the players you are calling head cases.

    If you are a medical professional, and were invited to examine AJ, Joba, and Greinke to make an evaluation, and provide a medical opinion OK, if not, shut the hell up.

  18. Tom in N.J. October 29th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    The reigning A.L. CY winner does not possess the mental toughness to succeed on a consistent basis as SP in MLB?

  19. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Betsy
    October 29th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Surgery is never good, so we’d better hope that CC can hold up over the course of his contract.

    ===================

    Surgery is never good, it is invasive. IMO, I would like to see CC improve his conditioning, lose some weight and win 25 games next year.

  20. Giuseppe Franco October 29th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    # Tom in N.J. October 29th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    The reigning A.L. CY winner does not possess the mental toughness to succeed on a consistent basis as SP in MLB?

    ———

    Pretty silly notion once you phrase it that way.

  21. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    The doctor has spoken, lets all take his wisdom to the bank, lol.

  22. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    That’s my opinion ‘Little Al’ you don’t like it ? Too bad, put a sock in it. You are nothing but another blogger here, not the schoolyard bully.

  23. MG October 29th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    CC’s knee issue would at least somewhat explain why the Yankees didn’t consider pitching him on 3 days rest in the postseason.

    As for him ‘holding up’ over the length of his contract’, this wasn’t knee microfracture surgery, it was arthoscopy with a minimal recovery time, he’ll be fine and it’s highly unlikely that there is anything of a more serious nature involved since they would have taken care of it now instead of waiting.

  24. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    ‘Little Al’ go hook up with ‘Franco American’ you two probably have alot to talk about.

  25. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    That’s my opinion ‘Little Al’ you don’t like it ? Too bad, put a sock in it. You are nothing but another blogger here, not the schoolyard bully.

    ************************************
    OK, WCYF, or is it his alias Vineyards Yankee – You are the one making statements that some SP are head cases, not me. You are the one stating this is a surgery to be concerned about, not me. If you don’t know about this procedure, read up on it. I’ve had it, and 3 weeks later was on a tread mill doing 5 mile walks. My son had this surgery, and 4 weeks later was back to playing football. How dare you make such outlandish statements about ball players you’ve never met, and do not know.

    I’ve heard AJ is a very tough guy, but, this year his mechanics got away from him, and he had trouble. Even when you consider AJ is barely more than a .500 pitcher, you can’t expect him to be a #2 in the rotation.

    If anyone here is trying to be a bully, it’s you!

  26. MG October 29th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    One only has to look at the injuries the Yankees sustained this year to understand how difficult it is to repeat as World Series champions- CC was pitching with a bad knee, Andy with hamstring and back problems, Hughes was probably worn down from the huge innings increase this year, Teix and Swish both hobbled, and AJ was pitching with a damaged psyche.

    The Giants are far from the best team in baseball but have hitters hot at the right time, a dominant pitcher (Cain), the other starters pitching pretty well, and a solid bullpen. After 56 years it may be their time to win it all (and could be another 56 years before they do it again).

  27. Betsy October 29th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    MG, I know it wasn’t all that serious………..well, I won’t spend much more time worrying about it.

    My car is close to being fixed and I feel good that I didn’t do anything wrong, lol.

  28. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    And you continue to insult other bloggers as well, like a little child that cries and stamps his feet when he doesn’t get his way, grow up you little twit!

  29. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    October 29th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    The reigning A.L. CY winner does not possess the mental toughness to succeed on a consistent basis as SP in MLB.

    ==========

    That would be pitching in NY /for the NYY’s. Apparently he does not want to come to NYC either.

  30. MG October 29th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Big Al, there are two other Yankees blogs that firmly believe that West Coast Yankees Fan, aka Redfish, and Vineyard Yankee, aka BobbyCa, are one and the same. Their act has been going on for almost a full year. It’s interesting how their comments at times have virtually the same content and syntax.

  31. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    MG -

    I know you are right. He posts under at least 3 names, and is here to run down the Yankees and be an agitator, nothing more.

    He enjoys stating trouble, and when you go after one of his posting names, another comes to his defense.

    All you have to do is go through the blog treads, and you can see clear as day.

  32. Yogi Mantle October 29th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I wonder if anything needs to be done with Swisher’s knee. It troubled him quite a bit the end of the season, those type of things don’t usually heal themselves.

  33. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 29th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    *****************

    The Yankees sent Swish to several doctors, and he had 2 MRI’s, and they could not find a problem.

    It’s obvious he still has a knee problem, but, no one so far has found out what the cause is.

  34. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    ‘Little Al’ you surprise me, such a tirade. A 5 mile walk, good job.

    ** AJ a career . 500 pitcher who was in the right place at the right time for his contract. He will never change.

    ** Joba failed as a starter and failed as the 8th inning guy. The Yankees have said he is not considered in the mix for SP anymore.

    ** Greinke a sub .500 SP who doesn’t want to play for the NYY.

    I know change is tough for you but hopefully you will get over it soon. May I suggest another 5 mile walk to ease your frustrations ?

    BTW, I am not WCYF, so sorry to diappoint you again. I am not bullying or insulting anyone here just stating my opinions, like others here.

  35. upper deck October 29th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    surgery is minor if done to another; its major if done to me

  36. LGY October 29th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I can’t take offense to something unless it is directed at me?

    What kind of nonsense is that?

    What world do you live in?

  37. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Just more of your insulting bulls**t.

    Grow up BobbyCA

  38. BIG AL October 29th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Later folks.

  39. West Coast Yankee Fan October 29th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    AL and MG. Anyone with even a modicum of common sense who can read knows that we are not the same person. I suggest that you have some proof of this before you continue to pollute this blog with your lies and garbage. Vineyard is a friend of mine outside of baseball who lives in Sonoma County. We are two different people who often have different opinions on baseball.

    I have never posted here under any other screen name and I defy you to prove that I have. You are a liar.

  40. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    What is funny is that most here can’t accept change to the Yankee Team. Realizing that players age, can’t perform at optimum levels anymore or fail is tough to swallow.

    ** AJ is a .500 pitcher now and always will be.
    ** The Joba experiment as a SP or an 8th inning guy didn’t pan out.
    ** Kerry Wood is to expensive to keep at $ 11 mil. next year as the 8th inning guy.
    ** Tex hasn’t hit in April and May or in the Post Season for two years.
    ** Swisher has been AWOL for two years in the Post Season.

    The list could continue. Why is change so tough to comprehend ? This is not bashing the team it is just stating the obvious, black and white.

    I am just as much a Yankee Fan here as anyone else. Change in inevitable. Get used to it.

  41. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    ‘Little Al’ you have no idea who I am do you ? You vulgarity in your posts is just another example of your childish behavior. Please grow up sir.

  42. Doreen October 29th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Can we please stop the bickering? Please?

    Lay off the name calling. If you think someone is a troll? Ignore them. If you don’t like what someone says, TRY to ignore it.

    We are not all always going to agree.

    Sometimes I get visceral reactions to the things I read here.

    It’s hard not to react.

    But try.

    Please.

    I’ve been guilty of reacting adversely, and I’ve regretted it.

    The scroll button can be your best friend.

  43. Bret The Hitman October 29th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    If Lee re-signs with Texas I really like Yankee Trader’s idea of Justin Verlander. He’s got Greinke numbers but fewer makeup questions and post season experience. I know people don’t like the notion of trading Montero but…Verlander is younger than Lee and he’s an ace.

  44. Vineyard Yankee October 29th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    BIG AL
    October 29th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 29th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    *****************

    The Yankees sent Swish to several doctors, and he had 2 MRI’s, and they could not find a problem.

    It’s obvious he still has a knee problem, but, no one so far has found out what the cause is.

    ==================

    Let me get this straight you say above that several Certified MD’s that the Yankees hired and 2 MRI’s showed that there is no injury to Swisher’s knee.

    Yet then you say he has a knee injury that no one can find ? Including those Certified MD’s ? Have you examined Swisher’s knee as well Dr. Welby ?

    I guess I can take it to the bank that Swisher’s knee is injured. Thank you Doctor.


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