Just as the injury news started to get positive for the Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton goes down and now it appears as if CC Sabathia could be going to the IL as well. After cruising through the first couple of innings in Wednesday night's start against the Orioles, he struggled to get out of the fifth inning, and it seems we have identified the culprit of his problems.
CC Sabathia’s knee has been “barking” lately — dealing with inflammation, could head to DL, Boone says.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) May 23, 2019
Sabathia has notoriously had bad knees, dealing with injury stints each of the last two seasons, but after starting the year on the IL after a heart procedure, it looked as if CC was as healthy as he had been in quite some time.
If CC's knee continues to act up, the Yankees might have no choice but to look for a suitable pitcher at the deadline due to injury issues and the impending innings limit on Domingo German.
CC Sabathia’s knee issue has flared up... he said he will head back to nyc to get knee drained and will likely receive a synvisc and cortisone injection. Will likely miss next start and head to IL (although nothing official) #Yankees— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) May 23, 2019
On an otherwise positive day for the Bombers, this bit of bad news dampens the mood, but hopefully rest can prevent the injury from being to serious and keep Sabathia on the mound in the long run.