Monday, June 18, 2012

John Danks Is Out Indefinitely


I have some fantastic news for all you Jose Quintana fans out there. You're going to be seeing a lot more of Quintana in a White Sox uniform over the next few weeks. Unfortunately he won't be replacing Phil Humber or Gavin Floyd in the rotation, but instead will be keeping his role as John Danks' replacement.

After their loss on Monday Danks told the world he had a Grade 1 tear of his subcapularis tendon in his left shoulder.

The injury won't require any surgery, but there's no word on when Danks will be able to pitch again.

"It's not thought to be anything real major," Danks told the Tribune. "I'll get some rest and get back at it. I don't know any schedule at this point or anything. It’s frustrating because it feels good one day and then it feels (lousy) the next day. So it is frustrating, but at the same time it’s good to actually know what we’re dealing with now.

"We had to do the MRI with the dye (Monday) to determine that. That was good. Just the regular pictures from my first MRI to today looked pretty darn close to the same. It’s not anything worse, it’s just going to take a little longer I think than we first anticipated.

"Dr. Nicholson assured me [it won't require surgery]. That was my first question. When you hear the word 'tear,' it’s kind of scary. I don’t think it’s anything super major. I went out and pitched last week and felt fine. My stuff was great. It’s just having trouble bouncing back, and this is the reason.

"I'll stay on top of it and get back as soon as possible."

It's just we don't know when soon as possible is. It could be in two weeks, it could be two months, it could be 2013.

The only thing we know for sure is that the way Gavin Floyd and Phil Humber are currently pitching, and the way Zach Stewart pitched on Monday night, third base is no longer the major concern on this White Sox roster.

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