When CC Sabathia woke up this morning, he told his wife that for the first time in a long time, he was able to sleep well. Today, he spoke to the media and although he was disappointed that he was going to miss the rest of the 2014 season, he was glad he was able to avoid micro-fracture surgery.
“I was very concerned,” he said. “I told my wife last night, my season’s over, but it was the first time I was able to get some real sleep just kind of knowing I didn’t have to have the micro-fracture and that I can return next year.”
Sabathia will have the procedure done on July 23rd and Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery, but Dr. Chris Ahmad and Dr. Keith Meister both agreed to the form of treatment. Sabathia anticipates returning to doing baseball activities in 6-to-8 weeks.
It was the same procedure performed on OKC star Russell Westbrook, who eventually returned to form without any complications from the surgery. Sabathia wants to pitch for another 5-6 years, but he admitted the possibility of undergoing future knee scopes.