CC Sabathia is on hiatus for the rest of the 2014 season with a knee injury—a knee injury that is no doubt the combination of a ton of innings thrown and his heavy frame that once weighed in at over 300 pounds.
One of the causes of his big build is obviously eating, but in particular the big left-hander used to consume a ton of Cap'N Crunch cereal both before and after games during his career.
According to TMZ, Sabathia let us know that he's doing fine after his knee surgery and that he's done with the Captain:
The TMZ article also tells us that Sabathia has been "clean" for three years now after he was told to start losing weight in 2011. His addiction was apparently so bad that he used to eat whole boxes of the stuff in one sitting.
Unfortunately for Sabathia this new form of self control comes too little, too late.
Sabathia's knee problem is of the degenerative kind, which means it will never be the same again. Too much wear and tear has ruined his knee over the years and because of that, the 34-year-old doesn't have much velocity left on his fastball at this stage in his career.
As a result, his effectiveness on the mound isn't close to the same as it used to be. The Yankees starter had arthroscopic surgery done on his knee in July and is scheduled to be ready for the 2015 season, hopefully good as new.
If he doesn't recover fully and continues to experience issues with his knee next season, micro-fracture surgery could be in his future and that's as good as a death sentence for the career of an athlete.
On the bright side of things, Sabathia can resume his love of Cap'N Crunch all he wants once his playing days are over, but maybe he should stick to skim milk just to keep himself honest.
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