Wang Seeking Second Opinion on Injured Shoulder


Jul 24, 2009

Wang Seeking Second Opinion on Injured Shoulder For Chien-Ming Wang, a bad season is close to getting a lot worse.

The Yankees starter visited with Dr. David Altchek for an exam on his injured throwing shoulder, but is scheduled for a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews before making a final decision on his immediate future, the New York Daily News reports.

Wang, who owns a disappointing 1-6 record to go with his equally unpleasant 9.64 ERA, fears surgery may be the only option.

After aggravating the injury earlier in the week when he threw for the first time in weeks, Wang said he hasn't made any progress.

"I don't know," Wang told the Daily News. "The shoulder, the day I played catch, it still feels the same."

The Yankees haven't need Wang recently, as the Bombers have rattled off seven straight wins. However, the former back-to-back 19-game winner leaves a hole in the rotation, especially with's report that the Yankees are no longer in the running to acquire the Indians' Cliff Lee.

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