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Lannan out for season with left knee injury

Phillies left-hander John Lannan's season is finished, as he requires surgery on his left knee.

Lannan said on Tuesday he has a 60 percent tear of a tendon in the knee. Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti has recommend surgery, although Lannan will receive a second opinion from Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to get surgery," Lannan said. "They've got to reattach the tendon to a healthy point in the knee."

Lannan missed two months earlier this season with a strained quadriceps tendon in the knee. He said last week in Atlanta he wanted to get this recurring issue -- the knee has bothered him in previous seasons -- resolved. The recovery from this surgery could take 4-6 months, although he said he will not rush it.

"Long term, I know if I do the right things and rehab the right way and I don't rush back, I'll be all right," Lannan said.

Lannan is eligible for salary arbitration following the season. He made $2.5 million this year, so it certainly seems possible the Phillies non-tender him because of the health risk.

"Whenever that time comes that's when I've got to reassess the situation," he said. "But for now I'm a Phillie."

Proefrock also gave injury updates on other Phillies:

Ryan Howard (left knee surgery): He saw a doctor on Monday and will begin baseball activities Thursday.

Ben Revere (right ankle surgery): He is finally off crutches. "I don't know whether Ryan or Ben will be back on the field here or in Florida [for rehab appearances], but the expectation is that they'll be back on the field somewhere before the end of the season," Proefrock said. "Whether it's up here, whether they're playing in instructional league, I don't know. … I think the main thing for both of them is to just get them to the point where there are no surprises in Spring Training next year."

Mike Adams (right shoulder surgery): He continues to rehab and, as Adams said recently, he expects to be ready come Spring Training.

Michael Stutes (right biceps tendinitis): He is long-tossing. "He's making good progress," Proefrock said. Proefrock said there is a chance Stutes could be back at some point this year, although it's too early in the process to offer a timetable.

Jeremy Horst (sprained left elbow). He visited the doctor Tuesday. He could begin a throwing program soon.

• Joe Savery (stiff left elbow). He will begin a rehab assignment later this week, most likely in Clearwater, Fla.

• Jonathan Pettibone (strained right shoulder): He allowed 10 hits, three runs and struck out one in six innings on Tuesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for
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