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Doctors recommend surgery for Teixeira

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the announcement from the Yankees…

After a recent MRI with dye contrast was performed on Mark Teixeira’s right wrist, New York Yankees Team Physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser and two other New York-based hand specialists (Dr. Michelle Carlson from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Keith Raskin from NYU) confirmed that the sheath has not adequately healed. Surgery has been recommended to repair the tear on the tendon sheath of his wrist.

Nothing official about Teixeira actually having surgery, but the recommendation from a team doctors certainly seems to point that direction. Teixeira is scheduled to speak to the media within the hour.

 
 

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66 Responses to “Doctors recommend surgery for Teixeira”

  1. Mike in Harrisburg June 26th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Well I think we all saw that coming.

    On the plus side, Jose Bautista is our model for recovery…

  2. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What changed since he first injured it?

  3. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    ac1 June 26th, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    Andy McCullough ?@McCulloughSL 53s

    The Yankees made it official: Team doctors recommended surgery to fix Mark Teixeira’s injured right wrist.
    ________________

    Who didnt see this coming?
    Time to trade for Michael Young AND bring up Andrew Clark.
    ————————————————————————————————
    Total bummer. I hope Tex uses his time away from the game to reflect on his most recent failures(preceding the 2013 season) and come up with the adjustments necessary at the plate/with the bat.

  4. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    It’s time to get younger and stop going after old players.

  5. Wave Your Hat June 26th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    With Tex and Youkilis both gone for the season, and a productive Jeter pretty doubtful IMO, the Yanks need ARod more than ever.

  6. Chambliss June 26th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I just saw that the Indians have DFA’d John McDonald. Nix has played well, but McDonald would seem like a defensive upgrade until Jeter gets back.

  7. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Cash and the Yankees should be commended for keeping Overbay
    over a month or so ago.
    Imagine this roster right now without Overbay and his great defense at 1st and
    without Tex?
    I don’t even want to think who would be playing 1st base right now.
    Great job keeping Overbay as insurance. He might be hitting 250, but even last night
    he made some fine plays at 1st base to get some key outs in the game.

  8. kd June 26th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    have any other players had this type of surgery? nomar had a wrist injury and was out of the game the next season.

  9. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    McDonald and A-Rod playing together on the left side of the INF would be fun. HA!

  10. Chip June 26th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Wave Your Hat June 26th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    With Tex and Youkilis both gone for the season, and a productive Jeter pretty doubtful IMO, the Yanks need ARod more than ever.
    ———–

    Agreed.

  11. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    “Cash and the Yankees should be commended for keeping Overbay
    over a month or so ago.”

    You are kidding right?

  12. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Is it possible Cashman knows Arod is getting suspended ?
    If this is the case then what’s the difference if he’s ready for rehab games or not.
    These 12 guys seem to hate each other and Alex might have been knowingly tweeking the FO just to piss him off. Alex knows the protocol and either just doesn’t care or did it purposely .

  13. ac1 June 26th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    too bad the yankees bothered to bring tex back.
    WBC would have had to pay his entire 2013 salary otherwise no?
    But since they brought him back, the rest is on them.

  14. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Tar-
    Why not? Yankees had an opportunity to release Overbay but they chose
    to keep him as insurance.
    Then Overbay played some OF before Tex was once again out of the line-up.
    I think you have to give credit when credit is due.

  15. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    “Is it possible Cashman knows Arod is getting suspended ?”

    Only if he knows how long the appeals process will take and what the outcome will be.

  16. Chip June 26th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Do you trade a legitimate prospect to the Twins for Justin Morneau?

  17. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Duh.

  18. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Good point re the insurance, ac1.

    But didn’t I read something yesterday that said the Yankees were covered through their own insurance?

  19. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Chip

    IMO, nfw.

  20. Dumper Pumper Jr June 26th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I’m glad it worked this way. Had Tex played 2 weeks of rehab then said wrist not getting better, instead of rushin’ him even when Yanks were winning, then WBC would have paid 100% his salery.

  21. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Chip June 26th, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    Do you trade a legitimate prospect to the Twins for Justin Morneau?
    ——————————————————————————————-
    Valid question. If only Morneau hit from the right side.
    Not sure this team needs another everyday LH hitter on the roster.

    I would say yes, but obviously depends on who the prospect is.
    I’m sure the trade would cost the Yankees more than 1 player.

  22. Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve always thought McDonald would be a useful player because of his defense but sadly Nix is still the better full time option right now because McDonald never could swing a bat.

    A team that is desperate for offense probably can’t afford another regular who can’t hit much better than your average NL pitcher.

  23. Wave Your Hat June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “Do you trade a legitimate prospect to the Twins for Justin Morneau?”

    Trading any reasonable prospect to prop up this amazing but ultimately doomed year would be a big mistake.

  24. Your Worst Nightmare June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Another torpedo into the side of the Titanic …………

  25. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Cashman might have also been going for mano a mano with arod, hoping he went back at him with a vengeance.
    Unlike others I want to see him back and raking asap.
    And I am not a big fan of arod but want to see him get his shot.
    hopefully, if he is motivated by anger as someone said, he will prove everybody wrong and produce again.
    if not, boo him off the field, is that fraudulent?

  26. Doreen June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Not a surprise, still sad for Tex that he does in fact need surgery.

    :(

  27. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    wow! sure didnt see this coming!

  28. ac1 June 26th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    We dont need Morneau.
    We need RH bats.

  29. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    WTP

    It was a no brainer. Everybody said they had to keep Overbay, why would we commend them on something that was so freaking obvious.

    On the other hand, was the way Tex handled commendable as well? I’m not so sure that was just bad luck. Even Long spoke out about it.

  30. Dumper Pumper Jr June 26th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    All we can really count on coming helping offense is Granderson and his .230 avg.
    Jeter – two ankle injuries to a 39 yr old SS
    Nunez – didn’t show anything offensively before DL
    Arod – probably suspended
    Cervilli – probably suspended

  31. blake June 26th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Wave Your Hat June 26th, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    With Tex and Youkilis both gone for the season, and a productive Jeter pretty doubtful IMO, the Yanks need ARod more than ever.

    if they want to win they need to trade for a real hitter more than ever IMO

  32. Your Worst Nightmare June 26th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Anybody wonder how ‘Hank Stein’ feels now about the massive Arod contract he dished out ?

  33. comnsnse June 26th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The question that should be asked and honestly answered is,” Does anyone believe his 3 declining years have anything to do with this injury”.

    Did this injury “force” him to try and hit every pitch over the Bronx courthouse?

    “Did any injury prevent him from actually hitting the ball to the opposite field when just a single would have helped?

    Hopefully he regains full strength and returns to the “normal” of 09.

    Otherwise his contract will rival Arod’s and A.J’s.

  34. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Cashman might have also been going for mano a mano with arod, hoping he went back at him with a vengeance.
    Unlike others I want to see him back and raking asap.
    And I am not a big fan of arod but want to see him get his shot.
    hopefully, if he is motivated by anger as someone said, he will prove everybody wrong and produce again.
    if not, boo him off the field, is that fraudulent?
    ————————————————————————-
    Mick-I also want ARod to return and put up some HUGE numbers this season. I certainly do not wish him to fail.
    Let’s all hope ARod is motivated enough to return with passion and desire like
    never before.

  35. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    MLB will pay for tex bec. it was the same injury. The theory is the player tried to rehab an injury and it did not healed properly.

  36. Your Worst Nightmare June 26th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Tex is an ‘OLD’ 33 years old ………………..

  37. Dumper Pumper Jr June 26th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Bottom line Tex helps you get to playoffs, but then helps you lose in the playoffs.

  38. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    The question that should be asked and honestly answered is,” Does anyone believe his 3 declining years have anything to do with this injury”.
    ========================
    That can only be answered by arod on the field.

  39. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “That can only be answered by arod on the field.”

    oops… I Thought he was talking about Tex

  40. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    willingham

  41. Warning Track Power June 26th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Tar June 26th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    WTP

    It was a no brainer. Everybody said they had to keep Overbay, why would we commend them on something that was so freaking obvious.

    On the other hand, was the way Tex handled commendable as well? I’m not so sure that was just bad luck. Even Long spoke out about it.
    —————————————————————————————–
    Tar-
    Tex told the team he was ready to come back. What more can the team ask for?
    Tex is not the 1st player to return from an injury and lie to the team regarding how he feels.
    Tex wanted to be on the field to help the team win. I can’t fault him very much for that.

  42. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    “if they want to win they need to trade for a real hitter more than ever IMO”

    You’re right. Sacrificing the future, even if it’s the near future, for the present is what they tend to do, which is in part why they are in this position.

  43. Dumper Pumper Jr June 26th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Best news today
    NO DAVID ADAMS TONIGHT!!!!!!!

  44. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Mick-I also want ARod to return and put up some HUGE numbers this season. I certainly do not wish him to fail.
    ==============
    If arod is indeed a child or, at least, child-like, maybe Cash was using reverse psychology on him.
    If arod comes back strong, Cash can always say he motivated him with this tactic.
    Taking one for the team, so to speak.

  45. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    ANdy is pitching so defense on 3rd and short is important.

  46. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    like many here, i wish tex would change his approach hitting LH.

    but the guy hustles, plays excellent defense, keeps his nose clean, does alot of charity work and seems to be a genuine guy and great teammate.

    this is a loss to the yankees, no doubt about it.

    hopefully he comes back 100% and has a great year next year.

  47. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    If arod is indeed a child or, at least, child-like, maybe Cash was using reverse psychology on him.
    If arod comes back strong, Cash can always say he motivated him with this tactic.
    Taking one for the team, so to speak.
    _

    This is ridiculous.

  48. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “Tar-
    Tex told the team he was ready to come back. What more can the team ask for?”

    I hope he didn’t tweet that he was ready to come back. :D

    I’m not sure that Tex was handled in the best way possible considering all the factors. That doesn’t necessarily mean I think the Yankees screwed up, just i’m not sure.

    Long’s comments definitely put some doubt in my head.

  49. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Why not just bring up Lillibridge for Adams?
    He can play 3rd and 1st and Nix SS .

  50. Dumper Pumper Jr June 26th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Just like we ALL say these Tex thing happening, we will see Arod come back, or about to, then bam suspended

  51. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Cardinals has a player name adams who has no position on the team to play now. SF also has a surplus of 1b. I wonder if joba plus would get any of them.

  52. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    This is ridiculous.
    ==========
    that’s it? why so?

  53. comnsnse June 26th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Blake, offer a solution since everyone recognizes the problem.

    What trade(s) are you proposing and what do you suggest we need give up those trades?

  54. Against All Odds June 26th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Bundy is going to have TJS smh that’s sad to hear.

  55. austinmac June 26th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Hadn’t we been told all along the tendon sheath was not torn? Am I hallucinating(if so, not that fun)?

    I heard today on MLB radio most team’s insurance have a one year deductible. He didn’t claim to know specifics of the Yankee players’ coverage, but, if true, they get nothing for Arod if he is not disabled all year. Despite the need for a bat, I think that Cashman is mad because he hopes the team doctor to declare him still not healed enough to play.

    We need his bat, if one still exists, but one way or the other, limbo is the worst spot to be in. It is good that Teixiera’s situation is at least clarified.

  56. Frankg June 26th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    One thing’s for sure: Expect major changes in the medical and training staffs for 2014. Too many injuries and questionable handling of major ones.

  57. mick June 26th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Girardi is likely through with adams at 3rd.
    He cringes every time a ball is hit his way.
    Bring up Lillibridge .

  58. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Rather than lillibridge, I would rather have ian stewart.

  59. 86w183 June 26th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Teixeira’s situation is just another reminder that the re-hab of injuries is always a crapshoot because athletes lie about their health. Not intentionally — all the time anyway — but they are experts are convincing themselves and others that they are more capable than they are.

    Keep that in mind before you question a slower healing athlete. He/she may not be a malingerer… he/she just may be telling the truth about what hurtz.

  60. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Most of the time, rehab does not work if the other option is surgery. There must be a reason why surgery is an option bec. it is not a normal injury that only requires rest

  61. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Any interest in any of the following players (all RH bats)?:

    Josh Willingham
    Aramis Ramirez
    Carlos Quentin
    Mike Cuddyer

  62. 86w183 June 26th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Some injuries you know can heal without surgery…. sprains and pulls and many dislocations and separations. Some you know can’t — torn ACL, dislocated knee, most fractures et al.

    The tricky ones are the ones like Tex and probably Alex’s hips too that might.

    Thus you try rest and rehab and therapy in an effort to avoid surgery which most people would prefer to do. Sometimes it worx, and sometimes it doesn’t.

  63. 86w183 June 26th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Not Ramirez…. too much money left on the contract.

    Have always liked Willingham and Cuddyer, but the way the Rockies are playing I don’t think Cuddyer is available.

    Quentin maybe, but can he play first base? The benefit with him is he might charge the mound and beat up Lester or Buchholz

  64. Frankg June 26th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I think they will trade Chamberlin to get a right-handed first baseman. Not sure who, though.

    Good idea to bring up Lillibridge and send Adams back. He’s not helping the cause now.

  65. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I also would love to have Willingham. But Twins usually ask for the moon…

  66. Howler June 26th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I kind of saw that coming…as I think many probably did, it wouldn’t entirely surprise me to see Nova get a start and see him as part of a package to get a quality replacement, or some type of other player. I don’t think you’ll get much of a return on Hughes or Joba. Yankees possibly see Nova as a player with higher trade value, young, team control…but have grown frustrated with. Something another team would happily try to work with.


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