John Danks Undergoing Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

John Danks was diagnosed with a small tear in his shoulder, and after he didn't recover as hoped, he'll go under the knife.

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John Danks Having Surgery, Out For Season

I'm going to pass this along from a John Danks update on June 18:

Danks told the media that he had been diagnosed with a Grade 1 subscapularis tendon tear in his left shoulder[...]

After finding out the diagnosis, Danks said that he was assured by Dr. Nicholson surgery wouldn't be necessary.

Tear, no surgery. Fast-forward. It's July 31.

Surgery. Danks hasn't recovered as he and the White Sox would've liked, so now Danks will go under the knife and miss the rest of the 2012 season. He'll try to be at full strength by the start of 2013 although that's not a guarantee.

Danks last started for the White Sox on May 19 and the team's still in first place in the AL Central, so losing Danks for the remainder is hardly a devastating blow. What's important now is getting Danks back to health so that he can have a successful rest of his career. The lefty's just 27, and he's signed through 2016 for millions and millions and millions of dollars.

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John Danks Injury Is Shoulder Tendon Tear

John Danks hasn't started a game for the White Sox since May 19, as he's been on the disabled list with shoulder discomfort. At first, he had a chance of making it back in the minimum. Then he needed a brief rehab assignment. Then he revealed he was still feeling some shoulder discomfort. Danks got himself examined, and now here we are. Scott Merkin:

Danks told the media that he had been diagnosed with a Grade 1 subscapularis tendon tear in his left shoulder, a conclusion reached after he underwent a pair of MRIs on Monday, including one where dye was injected into his left shoulder. The southpaw also was examined by team physician Dr. Gregory Nicholson.

After finding out the diagnosis, Danks said that he was assured by Dr. Nicholson surgery wouldn't be necessary.

Danks is still feeling shoulder discomfort because he has a tear in his shoulder. The good news for him and the White Sox is that he won't need to go under the knife, but this is obviously a setback. There's presently no timetable for his return. Rotoworld guesses that Danks is out until at least just after the All-Star break, and, there, now if Danks is somehow back before the All-Star break, it's Rotoworld who lied to you, not me.

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