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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
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