Santana Schedules Date For Surgery

Metszilla.comCorrespondent ISeptember 13, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 28:  Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros on August 28, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Johan Santana was removed from his September 2nd start after pitching 5 innings of 1 run ball against the Atlanta Braves. At the time it was reported that the shortened outing was due to a strained pectoral muscle.  However, after an MRI taken at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan revealed that he has suffered a tear of the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder, Santana planned to seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews before proceeding with the shoulder surgery. According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, Dr. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis of the Mets team doctor, Dr. Altchek, who will... TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: