(WSCR) While there have been no major setbacks with the recovery of John Danks, the team is adamant that the pitcher is a long way away from being completely healthy.
Danks pitched in just nine games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in 2012. The left-hander later had surgery to repair a capsular tear and debris removed from his rotator cuff and biceps.
“As we’ve said all along, every indication we’ve gotten so far is that he’s going to be ready come opening day,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “With that being said, we know we’re dealing with a pitcher with a shoulder injury. There are inevitably set-backs. There may be a point a week from now or in mid-March where we need to back off a half a step. We feel good right now, but we’re not by any stretch thinking we’re out of the woods on this one.”