Santana Schedules Date For Surgery


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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 perform the surgery tomorrow morning:

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