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David Robertson diagnosed with bone bruise after fall

Mar 9, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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New York feared for the worst when David Robertson injured his right foot while falling down the stairs, but the Yankees got some good news after further testing.

According to manager Joe Girardi the reliever has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and will be in a walking boot through the weekend, but may be able to start throwing again soon after that if he can tolerate some discomfort.

Less than 24 hours ago Girardi called Robertson’s status “cause for concern.” Today he called the news “a huge relief.”

  1. uyf1950 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Probably the best possible news the Yankees and us fans could have gotten about Robertson’s injury. Now if he will just learn how to walk up and down stairs everything will be good.

    • chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Indeed. Maybe he was chewing gum.

      • buffalochris - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        it’s not the going up & down the stairs that’s his problem…. it’s the moving boxes up and down stairs. Hire a couple college kids that need some legit $$$ for their 12oz curling exercises in the evenings…..

      • cogitobaseballergosum - Mar 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM

        He didn’t “fall down the stairs”, and he wasn’t carrying heavy moving boxes. He was carrying an empty box out to the recycling bin and just missed a step and stumbled down one stair.

  2. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    He was also diagnosed with being an idiot.

    • protius - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM

      And saying that makes you what, the coolest guy in fifth grade?

  3. zfreak666 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Good news. He was beast last season.
    Hopefully back the same this season.

    • protius - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:26 PM

      Breaking news from Transylvania.

  4. dondada10 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    A bone bruise, you say? Dr. Francessa here in New York had it diagnosed as a pulverized appendage.

  5. phukyouk - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    PRIASE JEBUS!!!

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