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When Philadelphia Phillies left-hander John Lannan initially hit the disabled list as a result of his knee ailment, there was concern that the injury could end the veteran's season. The concern was warranted, as the Phillies announced yesterday that Lannan requires season-ending surgery on his knee, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
Lannan told reporters Tuesday that he has a 60-percent tear of a tendon in his knee. Surgery was recommended, but Lannan was seeking a second opinion as of Tuesday. Regardless, his season is over, and the only thing to be determined is what the best course of action will be.
If Lannan does ultimately decide to go under the knife, it could sideline him for four to six months. That timeframe could be a little bit extended, as the southpaw said he will take every precaution through his rehab process to ensure he does it right. Lannan doesn't feel a reason to rush back, and he said he'll focus on coming back right rather than hurrying back to pitch.
While Lannan has plenty of time to prepare for the 2014 campaign, there's a good chance that he'll once again hit the free agent market this winter. He's a non-tender candidate, as he's once again eligible for salary arbitration. This could provide him with at least some incentive to return sooner than later in order to prove healthy and available for teams looking to add a back-of-the-rotation starter this offseason.
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