chien-ming has shoulder surgery

Things aren't looking too great for New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who had surgery this week to repair a torn shoulder capsule: After Shoulder Surgery, Wang's Future Is Unclear.

The surgery was performed on Wednesday, and the Yankees are now awaiting word on the results Until then, they won't know the severity of Wang's injury or his expected recovery/return time.

After winning 19 games the previous two seasons, Wang was 1-6 with a 9.64 earned run average this season, initially struggling to regain arm strength after his foot injury last June. He was gradually making progress until his shoulder flared up July 4.

Sounds like what the guy really needs is some concentrated time to fully recover. As it stands, Wang might not even return to the Yankees next season. More here: Posada empathizes with Wang's pain.

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