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Mark Teixeira has knee contusion

Updated: June 8, 2011, 10:30 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After taking a 90-mph fastball off his right knee, Mark Teixeira was forced to leave the New York Yankees' game with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

In the bottom of the first inning, Teixeira writhed in pain on the ground after Boston's Jon Lester nailed him on his back knee in his right-handed stance.

X-rays on Teixeira were negative. Teixeira has a right knee contusion and likely won't play on Wednesday.

"It was very painful when it happened," ...

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