THANK THE ****ING LORD.* * * * * * * 7:21 p.m. UPDATE ON JOBA * * * * *
This from Brian Cashman: Chamberlain has what is being described as rotator cuff tendinitis. He will be rested for “about a week” and then start a throwing program after being evaluated again.
He will return to New York.
Just for your own reference: “tendinitis” is a nice way to say he has a little tear in his rotator cuff.
Joe Girardi said before the game he was optimistic Joba would play again this season. But a rotator cuff issue is nothing to mess around with. Don’t expect to see Chamberlain any time soon this season, if at all.
Doesn't sound good for this year, but it also sounds like there's no reason he shouldn't come back strong next year, as the same pitcher. Thank God.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-06-2008 at 07:32 PM.
If there's any further injury risk this year, shut him down, this could have been a lot worse (obviously)
The frustrating part right now - with the massive injuries hitting pitching prospects, we're facing innings limits again with Joba and Hughes.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-06-2008 at 07:41 PM.
would this make it more likely that he will (eventually) have some real shlder problems
I wonder if next year, he'll have pitch count and inning limits.
Here's some info on tendinitis. It not really s Abraham describes it:
Isn't this wht Posada has and needed surgery for?? He is only a catcher, clearly it is more serious for a pitcher, no?
By the way, I think I know why the Yankees sent Joba to Dr. Andrews. Rotator cuff tendinitis was the initial diagnosis that Posada was given, after he came back from that, and he still couldn't throw, they sent him to Andrews and he told them it was a lot worse. Looks like they learned from their mistakes.
I'll watch the games when Kennedy and my boy Hughes is back.
Had Joba needed shoulder surgery, I probably would have stopped watching baseball for the rest of this year. This injury hurt me. Even with it not being too serious (and by not too serious I mean it looks like he won't need the dreaded shoulder surgery), I'm really only into watching Hughes and Kennedy, and I guess Moose in hopes he can get to 20.
I have officially given up on this Yankee season by the way. I do not think they will make the playoffs this year. Before this injury, I thought they had a solid chance. With it, I just can't see it, especially with how some of the key players have performed - I'm looking at you Jeter, Cano, and Melky. A-Rod too in big situations, but his overall numbers are where you want them to be.
I told my girlfriend after the injury that I was done watching for the year, and of course I'm watching right now.
edit: By the way, this should be the end of the season for Joba. Even if he's ready to start in mid September, there's no point in risking that. The goal should be to get Joba 100% for 2009.
Last edited by JeffWeaverFan; 08-06-2008 at 08:48 PM.