Found June 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis underwent back surgery yesterday, and the procedure “went well,” according to the surgeon that performed the operation, Dr. Robert Watkins. When it was announced that the surgery was required, the Yankees said it would sideline Youkilis for 10 to 12 weeks, but general manager Brian Cashman admitted to reporters – including Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News – that the veteran could be out longer depending on how he progresses through his recovery. “The timing of his return to baseball will depend on his progression through the rehabilitation program.” When Youkilis’ surgery was announced Tuesday, Yankee GM Brian Cashman said Youkilis would miss at least 10-12 weeks and Cashman added, “It could be longer.” Youkilis underwent an operation described as “microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery” at a hospital in Los Angeles. He’ll remain in California to perform physical therapy under the supervision of Dr. Watkins. With Youkilis sidelined, the Yankees will use a combination of Jayson Nix and David Adams at third base. Youkilis was of course acquired due in part to Alex Rodriguez’s absence, and it could now be A-Rod replacing Youk. The Yankees continue to expect Rodriguez to return some time after the All-Star break. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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