Are you bleeping kidding me?
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 ra...