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.