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MRI results: no structural damage in Mark Teixeira’s wrist

Jul 31, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Mark Teixeira AP

Mark Teixeira left last night’s Orioles-Yankees game after injuring his wrist. But good news: an MRI reveals no structural damage.

Teixeira had a cortisone shot for inflammation — steroids do help one recover from injuries! — and will be reevaluated in 3 days.

Good news for the Yankees.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    I couldn’t help but think the same thing when I read about Ryan Zimmerman’s cortisone shot, too. Why do we love cortisone but other recovery shots are the Devil’s boogers?

    • headbanger33 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Please explain your handle…

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:22 PM

        It’s most likely a joke about how Joba Chamberlain is better at an 8th inning role than as a starter because his “stuff” is better in the 8th. Never mind the fact that all starters would be better in relief roles because they could throw harder knowing they didn’t need to throw 100+ pitches during the game.

  2. sheriffpeyton18 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    He’s old!! Like all the other Skankees!! What’s the average age? 38! Must be from arthritis!

    • Jeremy T - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      I have to assume this is a parody comment, right?

      • cur68 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM

        Just a troll, JT. Just a troll. Best course of action is to hold your nose and walk on by.

  3. stackers1 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    This is nothing but good news to a Yankee fan, such as myself. Yeah, he’s getting old, but aside from his power (from both sides of the plate), he saves as many runs at 1st base as he scores. Anyone besides him is a step down.

    • headbanger33 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      I guess you missed that Nationals game.

    • Glenn - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      Just how many runs does an above average first baseman save defensively over and average one? It is not much.

  4. rockthered1286 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    As an O’s fan….dammit. Not just from the ” Mark is a douche, telling everyone you’ve always been a Yanks fan when you’re from the Baltimore area and friends who grew up with you called BS on you and you’ve essentially burned every bridge in this area by turning us down years ago” way, but also in a “seriously, we’ve been hanging around 2nd place for this long and just started to claw our way back into the race but if he stays healthy and the pitching continues the way it is, we are pretty much SOL and praying for a wild card if that” way as well.

  5. drewzducks - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    At least we know that they’ll have no shortage of “cortisone” on hand.

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