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CC: Knee is 'really great'

Five days after he underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee, Yankees ace CC Sabathia sat comfortably courtside at the Bobcats-Nets game.

Sabathia politely declined an interview request but did say that his knee felt "great, really great" from his seat at the Prudential Center on Wednesday evening.

Before the surgery, the Yankees said that Sabathia would begin rehabilitation immediately and after three to six weeks he woud be able to start normal preparations for spring training.

Joe Girardi said last week that Sabathia, who walked to and from his seat without a limp on Wednesday night, had to deal with pain associated with the knee injury throughout the 2010 season.