Gardner has minor setback and won’t resume hitting ’til Monday

The Yankees are getting desperate for the return of their speedy outfielder Brett Gardner, but they are going to be waiting a little longer. The latest MRI revealed that the bruise has healed, but pain in his not subsided so he’ll be on the shelf just a bit longer and will not begin hitting off a tee until Monday at the earliest, manager Joe Girardi announced after the game.

Things are going slow because he’s already had one setback and they want to be sure to avoid a third. Monday he’ll probably do some light hitting, it’ll progress over the week and he’ll maybe get into a few rehab games by the end of the week. That means it’s probably 10-14 days before he returns to the Bronx.

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4 Responses to Gardner has minor setback and won’t resume hitting ’til Monday

  1. Sir Frederick says:

    Don't go overboard on Alex. His 2 homers were against a first time pitcher in the majors
    Not very impressive to me
    I think he's over the hill for a $25 million man

  2. Charles Dale says:

    What the hell did Gardner do that this injury is tailing SO long?
    He already had 1 setback and now there is still pain there according to the article. I mean, he is young but taking forever to recover form this. Retire Gardner, get an application at McDonald's and serve fries. You might not hurt yourself there…lol

  3. Arnold says:

    Charles Dale is an a– h—.

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