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Yankees Dustin Fowler’s Season Ending Knee Injury

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The New York Yankees’ outfielder Dustin Fowler, on what should have been one of the most joyous and exciting occasions of his life, making his major-league debut, turned into a nightmare when he was removed from the field on a medic cart in the first innings after suffering a devastating knee injury.

The outfielder was hustling after a foul ball at White Sox from the bat of Jose Abreu, when he collided with the half-wall railing rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee. Fowler was able to stand but immediately went back down, his leg was secured before the medics carried him off the field. The injury ended Fowler’s first season as a major-league player before he could even get a chance to bat, as he was in the line-up to open the top of the second innings.

What Exactly Happened To Cause This Injury

The 22 years old, Dustin Fowler, a Georgia native, still wouldn’t have changed a thing that night. “What happened happened” he said, “But I don’t really regret anything, I think I would give the same effort if I did it all over again.” With his right knee in a full brace, he also said, “I saw the wall, it got to me a little quicker than I wanted it to. I’m always a guy that’s going to try and do everything I can to make the play”.

Fowler is currently on antibiotics and his rehab is estimated to take four to six months, but he is expected to be at his optimum for spring training. The antibiotics are for the open wound he suffered as a result of crashing into the wall and electrical box, to ensure that there isn’t an infection.

Many would blame the setup of the stadium for Fowler’s injury, however Fowler is not blaming anyone or anything, he just sees it as unfortunate and is focusing on what he needs to do to get back to the team as quickly and healthy as possible.

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