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Mark Teixeira finally admits a May 1 return isn’t happening

Apr 24, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Mark Teixeira Reuters

Mark Teixeira kept saying he wanted to return from the disabled list on May 1 long after it became clear that wasn’t going to happen and now the Yankees first baseman admits his wrist injury will need more time.

“Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,” Teixeira told Bryan Hoch of “I wish that the very first time I swung a bat, I’d be like, ‘Wow, I feel 100 percent.’ But the chances of that happening weren’t there, but I was always going to hope for that and prepare for that.”

Teixeira has not yet been cleared to take batting practice, so the initial 8-10 week recovery timetable that he was given in late March looks about right. Players are always optimistic, whereas doctors have, like, degrees and stuff.

  1. aceshigh11 - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM


  2. vallewho - Apr 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    I won’t be surprised if he feels a twitch during rehab, then needs surgery. I hope not…but I wont’ be surprised.

  3. banger60 - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    No sh*t!

  4. badintent - Apr 25, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Just give him some platelet rich blood plasma with a dash of stem cells/ Works for Kobe, Dirk, and every pro jock with $50K in his pocket.

  5. scoocha - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Nothing injury = out for the year.

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