The man who the Yankees and their fans once called “ace,” the man who once looked so invincible, now may never throw a pitch for the New York Yankees again.
After he met with several doctors regarding his knee injury, it was determined the best course of action would be for C.C. Sabathia to undergo season-ending knee surgery. While it is not the dreaded “micro fracture surgery,” it is a “cleanup procedure,” that will end Sabathia’s season nonetheless.
After four dominant years as the Yankees’ top pitcher, Sabathia went off track in 2013, finishing with a record of 14-13, and an ERA of 4.78, the highest of his career.
Sabathia got off to another slow start this season, compiling a 3-4 record, with a 5.28 ERA, before landing on the disabled list in May due to the knee problems.
At this point, it is unclear whether or not the 33-year-old left-hander’s career will be able to survive this. But if CC Sabathia has anything to say about it, this will only be a minor setback for a major comeback.