Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Surgery recommended for Teixeira's wrist
By Wallace Matthews
NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira's injured right wrist will need surgery after all.
According to a release 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."
No word on how long Tex will be out, but -- as the Yankees approach the midway point to 2013 -- it is safe to assume the surgery will be season-ending. Teixeira will be made available to the media at 4 p.m., after which I will have more details.
Teixeira originally injured the wrist March 5 while hitting off a tee in preparation to pay for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The injury caused him to miss the first 53 games of the regular season, and upon his return he played in 15 games before being shut down again with what manager Joe Girardi said was inflammation in the wrist but no worsening of the tear.
In those 15 games, Teixeira hit three home runs and drove in 12 runs but batted just .151.