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Andy Pettitte’s fractured ankle is “about 50 percent” healed

Jul 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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Andy Pettitte had X-rays on his fractured left ankle yesterday and told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York that “it’s healing up good” and “doc said the break was about 50 percent closed up.”

Pettitte was given a six-week recovery timetable after taking a Casey Kotchman line drive off his leg on June 27 and he’s still on that same course, which could mean a return around September 1.

For now he’s still not able to do any running, but Mazzeo reports that Pettitte has been riding a stationary bike, working out in a pool, and throwing from flat ground.

So even if the Yankees fail to trade for any starting pitching they should be getting some rotation help for the stretch run and playoffs.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones are about 50% broken. Once the bone heals, he will still need to build up his arm and stamina.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      and what do the jays have to do to finally get out of last place? LOL oh thats right they are doomed

  2. randygnyc - Jul 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    He’s still throwing and vigorously exercising, especially doing extensive cardio in the pool.

  3. freeagentsignee - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Get well Andy!

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