Pitcher C.C. Sabathia of the New York Yankees got the best news he could have out of his injury situation.
He does not need microfracture surgery, a procedure that would not only have taken him out this season, but maybe ended his career. The surgery is not often heard of outside of basketball, and when done, it is difficult for anybody to get their knees to feel up to 100 percent. The baseball player that is most often brought up in relation to this procedure is Sabathia’s former teammate, outfielder Grady Sizemore.
Sabathia can now rest easy. In recent reports, it was said the pitcher lost sleep thinking about how he could have already played in his last baseball game. Fortunately for him, that is not the case. He will miss the remainder of the 2014 season, but that is still much better than it could have been both for him and the Yankees.
The team has been hit by injuries to their pitching staff, and has put a lot of pressure on GM Brian Cashman to find a pitching staff that can help keep the team in the AL playoff picture.
Things now get easier for the Yankees, who know that they do not have to look for a long-term solution to replace Sabathia. The lefty pitcher is second in wins among active pitchers, and at 33, stands a legitimate chance to get 300 career wins before he leaves the game for good.
The team can only hope that his rehab goes well, and that he can recover from a risky injury as soon as possible without rushing himself into more trouble.