CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Yankees

Joba Chamberlain Has Torn Ligament, Tommy John Surgery Likely

(credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

(credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees Central
Shop for Yankees Gear
Buy Yankees Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) - Joba Chamberlain’s dye contrast MRI has revealed a torn elbow ligament and the pitcher will likely need Tommy John surgery, ending his season.

The Yankees announced the injury before Thursday night’s game against Boston. A test earlier in the day revealed the tear.

New York put Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a stiff elbow. Chamberlain and the Yankees said they were stunned when the exam showed the severity of the injury.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi joined Mike Francesa on Thursday to talk about the injury.

“We had no idea,” Girardi said, “he had none of those symptoms” of a torn MRI.

When asked about the possibly of Phil Hughes replacing Chamberlain in the bullpen upon his return from the DL, Girardi said that move was unlikely.

Instead “you might see some young kids get called up.”

Joba Chamberlain talks about the injury


Yankees GM Brian Cashman addresses the loss of Chamberlain


Extras: Hartnett: Yankees’ Hopes Built Upon Fragile Glass, Cracks Beginning To Show

What does this setback mean for the Yankees postseason prospects? Leave a comment below.

(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)