Report: CC set for minor surgery on right knee


Yankees ace CC Sabathia will undergo surgery later this week for what The Post is calling a “minor meniscus tear of the right knee,” Joel Sherman and George A. King III reported a few minutes ago. CC underwent a diagnostic yesterday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and doctors spotted the meniscus tear. “The Yankees,” says The Post, “do not consider the procedure significant and expect Sabathia to recover within three weeks and be fully ready for spring training.”

The knee problem, speculate Sherman and King, could have been behind Sabathia’s less-than-stellar posteason showing, and the two reporters note that CC’s size and his workload may make Yankee officials worry even about a minor procedure. Sabathia has tossed 1033 innings since 2007, the most, notes The Post, since Randy Johnson threw 1085.2 from 1999-2002. Still, a meniscus procedure is a rather smooth one these days, and the big man should be a-OK for 2011.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. j_Yankees says:

    And now we know why the Yankees didn’t start CC in games 1, 4 and 7.

  2. Kit says:

    Get well soon, CC.

  3. bonestock94 says:

    Comforting to know that there’s reasons for the bad starts at least, for CC and Pettitte.

  4. Tom Zig says:

    So who is next on the list of people who were secretly hurt?

    I say Jeter

    I do recall that there was a report that he had some nagging injury.

  5. Jonathan says:

    I have had 5 of these and the last 3 by world class doctors and they are not a big deal. You don’t even have to go under and you can literally walk out of the hospital an hour after the surgery without help or crutches. I’m a big guy but not 300lbs though but I suspect it’s the same. Get well soon hoss.

    • CP says:

      The fact that you’ve had 5 of these surgeries doesn’t bode well for CC’s future…

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

        heh…i’m torn between ‘but he’s still walking’ and ‘oh ****.’

        its the medical version of ‘on a streak’ vs ‘he’s due.’

  6. Matt M. says:

    well…there goes another 20 million into the cliff lee bucket lol. dude’s gonna make out like a bandit

  7. RobC says:

    that is a lot of innings but is there a pitch count?

  8. larryf says:

    Just thinking of a man his size planting on that extended knee….


  9. Brian in NH says:

    Size is a concern. I’ve always had knee problems since i was in high school, and putting on weight working at my first office job after college just made them worse. I’ve started losing a little weight and already my knees feel way better. CC is a horse, but he’s a very large horse. I’m not questioning his work ethic or anything, but i’m sure shedding a few pounds would help him out on his knee.

    good luck Carsten Charles

  10. Mike HC says:

    Surgery is only minor when they are not doing it to you. Not great news. Hope all goes well.

  11. crawdaddie says:

    Too many of you are practicing medicine without a license.

  12. Doesn’t sound too serious. Better the knee than the elbow/shoulder.

  13. larryf says:

    I guess now we know why CC wasn’t going to be bunting for a basehit in the Series…

  14. Dick Whitman says:

    The Threat Level has been upgraded to Severe, red: severe risk of terrorist attacks.

  15. JerseyDutch says:

    Hate to hear about any injury to CC, no matter how minor. Hope the big guy recovers and is 100% by ST.

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