Sabathia to have minor knee procedure

102010sabathia.jpgYankees ace CC Sabathia was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee and is expected to undergo surgery on Friday, the team announced.

Sabathia was diagnosed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the procedure will be performed by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Sabathia will begin therapy immediately after the surgery and is scheduled to begin his regular routine in preparation for Spring Training after three to six weeks.
After pitching brilliantly in the 2009 postseason (eight earned runs in 36 1/3 innings) to help the Yankees claim their 27th World Series title, Sabathia was uncharacteristically ineffective in the playoffs this season, allowing 10 earned runs and 22 hits in 16 innings.

The Yankees won all three of Sabathia’s starts, but he was not satisfied with his Game 1 performance in the American League Division Series against the Twins and New York needed a five-run comeback to topple the Rangers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, with Sabathia knocked out after four innings.

Sabathia defeated the Rangers in Game 5 of the ALCS, helping to send the series back to Texas, but even that start wasn’t magnificent. Sabathia limited the damage to two runs over six innings, but he scattered 11 hits, continually working out of trouble.

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I wonder if Sabathia’s injury is weight related…It’s no disrespect to the big guy…but i think he should lose about 50 lbs…maybe 30 this offseason and another 20 the next…he might want to add about 5 lbs. of muscle each offseason as well this might take his already strong outings to the next level…maybe he needs a Yankee choosen dietian to shadow him and makes sure he eats right…maybe he can report to camp a month earlier than the other pitchers and really focus on his diet hit the weights and swim…He’s a great pitcher but this injury could be a sign of bad things to come or it could be a warning that inspires him and raises his game to the next level or maybe neither…but 5 years at 23 million per could be a disaster or a journey of pitching domination or it could be a mixture of both…but Fans and sports radio are not easy on a injury prone pitcher but if he is dominate and dependable the city will be his oyster…but maybe he’ll just be somewhere in between…and maybe i’m just worried too much about the Yankees and the possibility of them having a rotation filled with has beens and unfulfilled potential that is overpaid,no trade protected,making wheel barrels of money that the Yankees can’t move and must use…


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