Dustin Fowler has a tough road to travel back from Thursday night’s surgery in Chicago to repair an open rupture of the patellar tendon in his right knee. “It’s difficult and intense,’’ said Dr. Shawn Anthony, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who didn’t treat or examine Fowler. “Depending on the extent of the injury, in general a closed patella tendon, the patient is on crutches for three months and physical therapy takes up to six months.”Since Fowler’s surgery dealt with an open rupture, Anthony was asked if the timetable changes. “It’s the same time frame, it could be a little longer if there is an infection of the wound,’’ Anthony said. “The definition of open is when the skin is opened from the injury.’’
That happened to Fowler when he tumbled over a short wall at Guaranteed Rate Field and hit his knee on the fence Thursday night during the first inning of the Yankees’ loss to the White Sox.
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