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Brett Gardner doesn’t need surgery on elbow, shut down for 3-4 weeks

Jun 14, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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Brett Gardner‘s status was very much in doubt this week as he paid visits to both Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, but the Yankees actually got some good news on his nagging right elbow injury.

According to Chad Jennings of the Journal Newsthe doctors have diagnosed Gardner with an elbow muscle strain, a bone bruise and joint inflammation. Surgery will not be necessary, as the doctors agreed the injury simply hasn’t healed yet. Kremchek administered a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and cortisone shot today and the speedy left fielder will rest for 3-4 weeks and wear an elbow brace.

Gardner has been sidelined since April 17 due to the injury and has already been shut down from two rehab assignments. Further setbacks are possible, but the timeline presented by Andrews and Kremchek should allow the Yankees to get a good read on his status well ahead of next month’s trade deadline.

  1. buffalomafia - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Good outfielder but a chump hitter!

    • bigharold - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      Same idiotic post as last night, .. so then you are as uninformed as you are uninspired.

      He hits far far better then you express your understanding of baseball.

  2. jaylaw01 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Idiot

  3. thesanchizekid - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Great on base threat.

  4. thesanchizekid - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Well said BIgH. I was a little confused on that “idiot” post. Hahahaha

  5. uyf1950 - Jun 15, 2012 at 4:26 AM

    “Brett Gardner doesn’t need surgery on elbow….” and that’s a very good thing for Yankee fans. “shut down for 3-4 weeks…” all I can say to that is say it ain’t so Joe. The Yankees sure could use him in left field and let Ibanez go back to DH’ing primarily, although he has played better in the outfield then I think most thought he would have. And Andruw Jones well not much I can say about him.

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