New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler ruptures knee tendon

By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange

CHICAGO -- New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Fowler suffered an open rupture of a right patella tendon in his right knee in the first inning of Thursday's series finale with the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Fowler, who was called up earlier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was making his major league debut, was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday night at a local hospital.


Fowler was injured with two out in the first inning while chasing down a fly ball by Jose Abreu that ultimately hooked foul. He hit his right knee on a low fence as the ball went foul. Fowler hopped away from the fence and his leg gave out.

Trainers immobilized his right leg and he was removed on a medical cart for further examination and treatment.

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