What at first was believed to be a wrist strain that would sideline Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira until the end of May, has turned out to be a torn tendon which may require season ending surgery for the Yankees slugger.
As it stands now, the Yankees and Teixeira are optimistic it will not need to come to that. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks while resting the wrist and is expected to attempt a return. However should the wrist not respond to rest, the possibility of surgery is very likely.
In additional injury news, shortstop Derek Jeter has been scratched from today’s preseason game due to ankle pain. Jeter is trying to work his way back from a fractured ankle and given the news on Teixeira, the Yankees would be wise to proceed with caution on Jeter’s return, as well.
Despite these injuries, the Yankees are looking forward to opening day at Yankees Stadium.
The Yanks face none other than the dreaded Boston Red Sox, April 1st at 1:05pm to open the 2013 season.
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