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John Lannan likely headed for season-ending knee surgery

Aug 21, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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Phillies left-hander John Lannan is expected to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his knee, which would knock him out for the remainder of the season.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the recovery timetable would be 4-6 months, which should give Lannan time to be ready for spring training, although if the Phillies non-tender him the uncertainty surrounding his health might make finding another sizable contract tough.

Lannan is making $2.5 million this year, for which the Phillies got 74 innings of a 5.31 ERA, and he hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2011 with the Nationals.

  1. jea1978 - Aug 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    The last statement is incorrect. Lannan was healthy and effective in 2012, it’s just that the Nats put him in the minors.

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