Wang to see Andrews about shoulder
Righty concerned season may be coming to abrupt end
NEW YORK -- Chien-Ming Wang is concerned that his 2009 season may be over, having sought a second opinion as he continues to feel discomfort in his right shoulder, and now Dr. James Andrews will get his chance to take a look.
Wang visited on Wednesday with Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York after suffering a setback earlier in the week while playing catch, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met with team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad on Thursday to discuss Wang's situation.
After reviewing Altchek's findings, the Yankees are set to next confer with Andrews before discussing Wang's status further. But at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, the 29-year-old Wang said that he is worried that surgery may be necessary.
"I don't know," Wang said. "The shoulder, the day I played catch, it still feels the same."
Wang played catch on the field at Yankee Stadium on Monday, his first on-field activity since being placed on the disabled list July 5, but he had to cut the session short after feeling tenderness in his right biceps.
A 19-game winner in 2006 and '07, Wang's season was cut short last year by a midfoot sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, suffered while running the bases on June 15 in Houston. He was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA in 12 games this year, including nine starts.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.