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Wang's right shoulder surgery a success

New York Yankees starting pitcher Wang Chien-ming is seen in this photograph taken in a press conference held before the 2009 season opening game of t...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Wang Chien-ming is seen in this photograph taken in a press conference held before the 2009 season opening game of t...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Wang Chien-ming has successfully had arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder and will try to make his way back to the big league next season, said Wang's agent yesterday.
Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, to repair what Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said was a tear in the capsule.
The New York team is awaiting reports from the surgery before setting a potential timetable for Wang's return next year, according to the marketing manager at CSMG, the agency that represents Wang.
"The surgery was successful and Wang is now in a good condition," said Wang's agency.
Wang will probably need at least two or three weeks rest before starting his rehab.
"He knows that the surgery is a must for his career, and the decision (to undergo the surgery) is the right one."
After winning 19 games in 2006 and 2007, Wang missed the final 3 1/2 months last season after injuring his right foot while running the bases in Houston. He was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA in 12 games this season, after missing time from April 19 to May 21 with a hip injury.
Learning of Wang's successful surgery, his teammates in New York also sent their regards to the right-hander from Taiwan.
Catcher Jorge Posada, who underwent a similar surgery a year ago, knows more about it than anyone else.
He said that rehabilitation exercises actually helped his shoulder for the next season and predicted the same for the Taiwanese right-hander.