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Yankees: Mark Teixeira to play or not to play

Are you bleeping kidding me? 

Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I never heard anything about a sheath,” were the exact words uttered by New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman about Mark Teixeira’s right wrist injury just 10 days ago via FOX Sports.

Well either Cashman needs a hearing test, or the Yankees need some new doctors, as last night I read on ESPN New York that Tex’s initial diagnosis was wrong.

There was no sprain; it was actually a tear in his tendon sheath.

Having had elbow tendon repair surgery myself, I can promise you that Tex will miss more than the allotted 10 weeks.

By going the non-surgical route the risk of a re-tear route are high, and usually the outcome is even worse the second time.

Tex is no dummy, as he knows the wrist needs to be at a 110% before he swings a bat again this season.

Selfishly I, like the rest of Yankee Universe, cannot imagine losing Tex for the entire season. But the avid tennis player in me, who three years later still cannot pick up a racket due to delaying my surgery, would tell him to nip this in the bud now.

I have yet to meet someone who had a tear in the wrist or elbow sheath who healed it fully without needing surgery at some point.

Not that my opinion means a hoot but I think Tex should get the surgery ASAP and start afresh.

Is this ideal?

Not for the Yankees now but later it might be.

With or without Tex, the Yankees are in for a rough season anyway.

What else can you expect when a team comes into Spring Training ill prepared.

“Exceptions prove the rule … and wreck the budget.” - Murphy’s Law by Arthur Bloch

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