Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/21/12

One day after learning that Brett Gardner would likely miss the rest of the season following next week's

elbow surgery, the Yankees had a scare in Friday night's 3-2 loss to Oakland when Nick Swisher left the

game with a leg injury.

Swisher pulled up while running to first on a ground ball in the seventh inning, suffering what the

Yankees called a mild left hip flexor strain.

"I got that ground ball to Inge, tried to beat it out and just kind of felt something tug halfway down

the line," Swisher said. "I just kind of let up on it, which was good, because I didn't feel like I really

yanked it. I just kind of felt like I just kind of tugged it. Rather than making it two or three weeks,

hopefully it's only two or three days."

Swisher has battled groin, hamstring and quad injuries this season, though he hasn't required a trip to

the disabled list. He's hitting .258 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI in 85 games.

Manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect to have Swisher available on Saturday against the A's, but he's

hopeful that the injury won't be a long-term issue.

"I let the doctors tell me what's going on," Swisher said. "I kind of go on feel and I feel pretty good

right now. I feel like I'm walking normal, which is good. I think it's going to be one of those day-to-day

type of things."

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