Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner could be back in three to four weeks, the club announced today, after doctors ruled out the possibility of a major injury that could have cost him his season.The Yankees did more than enough to weather the injury storm that hit them earlier this year. Between the losses of Gardner, Mo and Robertson I thought the Yankees would be in trouble and I'm sure most of you felt the same way. Instead, the Yanks have won 16 of their last 20 and hold the AL's best record. Now, with Robertson back and Gardner on his way back, the rest of the league should be afraid, very afraid.
Instead, two leading orthopedic surgeons confirmed that Gardner has a strained left elbow, a bone bruise, and joint inflammation, which have not fully healed.
Gardner underwent platelet rich plasma therapy and took a cortisone shot today. Doctors have recommended three to four weeks rest for the outfielder, who has suffered two setbacks in his attempt to return from the injury, which landed him on the disabled list in mid-April.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
From Marc Carig: