Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher said he felt “sharp pain” in his left elbow when making a throw on Thursday and asked to be seen by a physician.
Swisher said that his elbow has been sore for some time, but he felt something different after firing a fourth-inning Vladimir Guerrero double back to the infield during a 5-4 loss to the Orioles in Baltimore.
“It’s just scary — I’ve never had something like that,” said Swisher, who was to be seen by an Angels team physician on Friday…
“…I grabbed the ball and it was a little wet, and I kind of grabbed it to get it in as fast as possible,” Swisher said. “I threw it and was like, ‘Wow, that didn’t feel right.'”
Worst case scenario is Tommy John surgery and Swisher could be out for some time, but both Swish and Girardi talked about him playing on Saturday so it is doubtful to be that bad. Still, until test results are back this is ominous news.
The Yankees have a clear path to the playoffs though so Swisher should get as much time off as he needs if he can get back to 100 percent.