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Joba Chamberlain having surgery

Updated: June 11, 2011, 1:23 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, manager Joe Girardi said Friday.

Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure in Pensacola, Fla.

General manager Brian Cashman on Thursday said Chamberlain, who has a torn ligament in his elbow, would miss approximately 10 to 14 months.

"This sucks," Chamberlain said Thursday. "There's no way to sugarcoat it. It's something I didn't expect with no pain. ...

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