Chase Headley has inflammation behind right knee


When Chase Headley wasn’t penciled into the lineup yesterday, no one thought much of it. Until after last night’s game when Joe Girardi revealed to the media Chase Headley underwent an MRI for inflammation in his knee.

Headley said he felt soreness in the calf area the day before yesterday and spent last night getting tests done. Headley said he’d be surprised if he played today and hopes to play this weekend in Boston.

“I don’t anticipate it being anything too serious,” Headley said after last night’s 5-4 win over the Athletics. “But might be a day or two before we can really get a handle on what it is.”

Headley didn’t get an injection in his knee, but he did wrap, ice and compress the knee after his MRI.

“They said it could be a Grade 1 strain (or) it could be more of a tendinitis type wear and tear, just overuse type thing,” Headley said. “So, with the pain that I feel, that’s more what I expect it to be.”

Headley is batting .251/.305/.368 with eight homers and 29 RBI’s in 81 games this season.

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6 Responses to Chase Headley has inflammation behind right knee

  1. It's too bad the Yankees don't have an alternative at third base because Headley has been terrible this season and isn't getting better. Since June 1st, he's actually been worse than Stephen Drew.

    Headley — .244/.301/.321 since June 1st.
    Drew — .218/.303/.506 since June 1st.

    • Terry says:

      Interesting comparison,something to see right next to each other.But after watching Petit last night…..Yikes!!!I too wish we had another option

  2. sunzofman says:

    alex was supposed to spell headly at 3rd base. what happened? obviously his bat dwarfs our current option in the hot corner.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      A-Rod can't play third base. He's 40 with two hip surgeries. Plus he tried early in the season. It didn't look good.

    • Yeah, Delia is right. ARod is a little past the point of playing in the field. Look at how pathetic Carlos Beltran has been in right field — if the Yankees could, they would DH Beltran, but that's not an option because ARod in the field is not an option.

  3. mick says:

    I agree that Arod should remain pretty much a DH, only. However, I don't remember his looking bad at 3B, either. In fact, I thought he was solid, considering his age. His arm is better than Headley's, although his range maybe slightly diminished. The issue with Headley's knees does explain a lot with his stick, and his defense. I wonder how long he's had the problem.

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