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Cashman explains the basics of Tanaka’s situation

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 10, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian CTanakaashman just had a conference call with reporters to explain the Masahiro Tanaka situation. This was his opening statement explaining the basics of what’s going on:

“He has seen three physicians, our chief physician, Chris Ahmad, David Altchek and he has seen Neil elAttrache. All three are in agreement with a diagnosis of a new injury; a partially torn ligament in his throwing arm. The recommendation on the treatment is a rehab protocol that would begin with one PRP injection and a throwing program after an exercise routine. The ligament tear in question is considered small and we, the Yankees, have had success with pitchers that have had this.

“It doesn’t rule out the possibility of Tommy John (surgery) in a failed attempt, but all three doctors agree on the diagnosis and the rehab protocol. We are going to follow their recommendation and none of them recommend surgery at this time. They’re all hopeful that in roughly maybe a six-week period that we will have a pitcher back if he responds positively.”

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