This was the most likely outcome given last Thursday's diagnosis of "degenerative changes" in CC Sabathia's twice-surgically repaired right knee, but Joe made it official after yesterday's games that CC is going to be out longer than the minimum 15 days. He will be examined again by the team doctor today in an attempt to come up with a rehab plan, but for now there is nothing planned until Dr. Ahmad gets another look at the knee.
Sabathia has been on crutches since the knee inflammation was first diagnosed and I imagine there's a chance that today's examination determines he needs to stay on them for a while longer. Joe's statement to the media yesterday conveyed how unsure the team is about his condition and how serious a problem it could become:
"Is it a 15-day DL? It’s going to be more than that, I can tell you that. When we’ll get him back, I don’t think any of us really know, because this is not something that’s done very often."
For now, I guess we just wait and see what comes out of today's reevaluation. An official announcement from the team should come later today or sometime before tomorrow's game. I'm not expecting it to be a positive one.
Yanks change rotation, move Severino to Wed.
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