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CC Sabathia has surgery to remove bone spur from elbow

Oct 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow, which qualifies as good–or at least not bad–news amid worries that the Yankees ace might have a more serious injury.

Barring a setback he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy for spring training and pitchers regularly have no issues returning from bone spur removals.

Sabathia spent time on the disabled list with elbow soreness in August and said his elbow “felt good enough to pitch” after struggling in his final playoff start against the Tigers, leading general manager Brian Cashman to insist that he have Dr. James Andrews take a look.

Sabathia is under contract for $99 million over the next four seasons and topped 200 innings this year for the sixth straight season.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    This is huge news. No structural dame. Spur removed with very little invasiveness. Ace will be back when pitchers and catchers report.

  2. badintent - Oct 26, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    CC will be back, 10 pounds lighter and pitching great .

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