So this is how the Johan Santana era ends for the Mets. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with yet another injury announcement.
Santana’s left shoulder has failed him again. Now he must decide if he has the stomach for another grueling comeback.
Johan Santana’s comeback from shoulder surgery has stalled. The Mets ace will head back to New York to be examined by a doctor Thursday and it’s uncertain if he will get back to the majors this season.
Injured Mets ace Johan Santana is close to throwing off a mound. That’s music to any Mets fan’s ears.
Yankees left-hander Pedro Feliciano will put off shoulder surgery for at least 1½ months. Sidelined since spring training, Feliciano was examined Monday in Pensacola, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, who recommended a six-week program of a shoulder strengthening.
Mark Sanchez won’t need surgery on his injured right shoulder. The Jets quarterback said Thursday doctors told him rest and mild rehabilitation would be enough to return the shoulder to full strength.
The Mets say a second opinion given by Dr. James Andrews confirms that the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner has a torn anterior capsule and that surgery was the best course of action.
Reports that Jorge Posada rebounded well from a capsular tear may be encouraging to Johan Santana – but the outlook of management should be more tempered.