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Pettitte thinking sooner rather than later

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on Jul 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Rays Yankees BaseballAndy Pettitte came in for treatment on his injured left groin yesterday, but the Yankees have not gotten into specifics about how long he’ll have to rest or when he might start a throwing program. Pettitte has heard the estimates that he’ll be out four to five weeks, but he’s hoping it’s a little shorter than that.

“I’m thinking three,” Pettitte said. “When I hear four to five I’m like, oh gosh. I really don’t know what to say except I hope it’s not that long. I hope I heal up quick. I hope it’s not that long. I don’t know if that’s realistic but we’ll see.”

Pettitte said he still feels it a “tiny bit” when he walks, but it feels significantly better than it did two days ago. He believes he’ll be able to do some pool work in the coming days, and he wants to start throwing as soon as possible.

“I’m going to throw as much as I possible can to keep my arm in shape,” he said. “That’s going to be the biggest thing because I don’t want to have to start completely over. Hopefully my leg heals up enough quick enough where I can at least get out there and start long tossing and playing catch and keeping my arm strength where it needs to be.”

Here’s Pettitte.

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