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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher John Lannan is going to miss the rest of the season because of a 60% percent tear of a tendon in his knee. The tear will require surgery, which will keep him out for four to six months. Lannan will go get a second opinion but is pretty sure that he will need the surgery.
Lannan said on Tuesday he has a 60 percent tear of a tendon in the knee. Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti has recommend surgery, although Lannan will receive a second opinion from Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to get surgery,” Lannan said. “They’ve got to reattach the tendon to a healthy point in the knee.” (MLB)
Lannan missed two months earlier this season with a strained quad tendon in that same knee. He said it’s been a reoccurring issue over the years and it’s best to finally get the thing fixed. “Long term, I know if I do the right things and rehab the right way and I don’t rush back, I’ll be all right,” Lannan said.
Lannan wasn’t overly impressive with the Phillies when he played in 2013 but I’d say the team got their moneys worth. The Phillies only paid him $2.5 million and were rewarded with a 5.33 ERA over 74 and a third innings pitched and a 3-6 record. Not good numbers by any means but for what they paid it wasn’t too bad.
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