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Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:19 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 5:55 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

ChamberlainJoba Chamberlain has a tear in his ligament, manager Joe Girardi announced on Thursday. Tommy John surgery is a possibility, which would knock him out a minimum of a full year.

"I don't know how you avoid [the surgery]," Girardi said, according to the Bergen Record.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger's Twitter feed reports that Chamblerlain had passed all strength tests but a dye contract revealed the tear, which usually requires Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old, who is now firmly entrenched in the bullpen, was having a solid season but was placed on the DL before Thursday night's loss to the Red Sox. Chamberlain had complained of a sore elbow for a couple of weeks and was originally diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain.

The next step will likely be seeking out a second opinion from either Dr. James Andrews or Dr. Lewis Yocum, the latter of whom is affiliated with the Angels. Both doctors are renowned for their expertise with Tommy John. Given that Chamberlain passed all strength tests and did not experience the symptoms of Tommy John surgery that everyone is accustomed to, it's possible the Yankees will try a rest-and-rehab routine.

As CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reported Wednesday, Chamberlain threw 35 pitches in an outing three days before the DL stint. Girardi admitted he was aware of Chamberlain receiving treatment for his elbow at the time but did not consider the amount of pitches he threw risky.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:35 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:40 am
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 8:37 pm
 

all the babying him

Inining limits Joba rules and all that BS didnt do him any good



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

poor joba the hutt......now he can eat all the twinkies he wants. overated bum!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2011 6:30 pm
 

THESE GUYS KNOW SOMETHING I DON'T???

but was placed on the DL before Thursday night's loss to the

ummm the game didnt start yet dude!!



Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

Great, another alcohlic athelete with nothing to do.  I can't wait to see how Yankee fans defend him again when he gets pulled over next.  Don't be stupid and think it won't happen...  we're not dealing with a intelligent human being.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

Bugsy hasn't been right since the midges and has been garbage ever since.   BUH-BYE 



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

has anyone noticed who has been having all the elbow problems and all the TJ surgeries?  its mechanical.  the short-arm throwers are the ones having such difficulty with elbow injuries.  westbrook, chamberlain, hill - they all throw with a short arm motion, while guys like halladay, lee, lincecum dont.  the last group throws long and use their legs to get behind the ball.  the first group relies on the torque of their arms to supply the power for the pitch.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Chamberlain has torn ligament; Tommy John next?

What happened to their 13 million dollar set-up man?


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