NEW YORK (CBSNEWYORK/AP) — New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia will have his pitching elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews following inflammation that landed him on the disabled list in August.
An MRI showed a bone spur in the left elbow and the Yankees believe it has existed since he pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 2001-08.
According the New York Daily News, Sabathia said he is “a little bit” concerned, “because like I’ve said, I’ve never had any problems with the elbow before,”
“We have to wait and see. … It’s something that I’ve not felt before, never had, so it’s best to go get it checked out and go from there.”
WFAN’s Jon Heyman reports, Sabathia’s 2013 season is not in danger as the ligament is reportedly intact, and should be ready for spring training.
Also Saturday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had surgery to repair a broken left ankle. Dr. Robert Anderson operated in Charlotte, N.C., and the Yankees said complete recovery for their 38-year-old captain is expected to take four-to-five months.
Jeter was injured last Saturday in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the AL championship series against Detroit while trying to field a grounder. The Tigers went on to sweep the Yankees.
Are you concerned that CC might have to have elbow surgery? Share your concerns below.
(TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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.)