Today’s MRI revealed enough to make the Yankees sent Dave Robertson back to the hospital for a second round of tests this afternoon.
“The initial test that he took gave us some cause for concern,” Joe Girardi said. “So we sent him back for a CAT scan and a weight-bearing x-ray. All of these tests will be sent up to Dr. Ahmad today. I’m not going to speculate on what he has. I know you would like to have more, but I don’t really have more. We’re not sure what’s going on. He had to have a couple more tests, we’re awaiting those results, and I imagine we’ll have an idea sometime tomorrow because I’m sure it will be one night to Dr. Ahmad and there’s a foot specialist up there that’s going to look at it.”
Girardi wouldn’t say what exactly the MRI revealed or speculate on what might be wrong. For now, Robertson is scheduled to stay in Tampa while the tests are studied in New York.
“I’m not so sure he’s going to miss enough time that we won’t have him on Opening Day,” Girardi said. “Until we get the test results, I’m not going to know.”
This is the way Robertson explained the incident to reporters who stayed behind and talked to him in Tampa…
“It was just one step. I was carrying an empty box. It’s not like I was carrying 70 pounds. I was just taking it to the recycling bin. … I just misjudged one step and just kind of caught it funny and it kind of rolled under me.”