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John Danks had his shoulder surgery

Aug 6, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

John Danks AP

The White Sox announced that John Danks had his surgery today. And you’re not gonna believe this, but it was a success.

In White Sox speak, Danks underwent sugery to “arthroscopically repair a capsular tear & minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.” Which sounds kinda icky, but the good news out of that is that there was no tear in his labrum.

The other good news: the team says “Danks is expected to be fully able by the start of 2013 spring training, where he will be on a regular schedule.”

Danks was 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts this year, the first in a $66 million extension that takes him through 2016.

  1. geoknows - Aug 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    A capsule tear is not exactly a good thing either.

  2. kappy32 - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Best of luck on a speedy recovery. Those capsule surgeries are tricky. You can either never recover fully & have your career ruined like Chien Ming Wang, or you could come back & be productive like Johan Santana. Regardless of how he recovers, he’s definitely going to lose 4-6 MPH off his fastball, which wasn’t very fast to begin with.

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