Sunday, August 5, 2012
John Danks ready for surgery
By Chris Silva
CHICAGO -- John Danks is ready to see what's wrong with his shoulder. The White Sox' starter, who's out for the season, will undergo exploratory surgery Monday.
"I'm not exactly excited about going in, but I'm ready for it to be fixed and healed and get moving on with just getting back to being healthy," Danks said Sunday. "That's kind of the key. It's been so long since I've been truly healthy. I'm excited about getting everything fixed and kind of starting clean next year."
Danks said he spoke Saturday to team doctor Tony Romero, and the pitcher said he doesn't anticipate there to be a more serious issue with his labrum.
'I don't have any other reason to believe otherwise," Danks said. "We won't really know until we get in there tomorrow."
Danks has been on the disabled list since May 25 with a left shoulder sprain. Dr. Romero and Dr. Greg Nicholson will perform Monday's procedure at Rush University Surgery Center.
It was a frustrating season for Danks, who went 3-4 in nine starts after signing a five-year contract extension with the White Sox last December.
"It definitely didn't go as planned," he said. "We'll get it fixed and get back. It's something I have to deal with. It's not easy, I know that. But I'm willing to do what I have to do to try to get ready. It's been a frustrating last couple years. I'm looking forward to just being healthy again. This is what we have to do."