• Hughes Going To See A Doctor

    Posted by on April 25th, 2011 · Comments (7)

    Per Jim Baumbach:

    Phil Hughes’ bullpen session did not go well, Joe Girardi said, and he’s headed to see the team doctor.

    I would not be surprised if the doc says there’s nothing wrong with you – outside of being a dough boy.  But, I could be wrong.

    Comments on Hughes Going To See A Doctor

    1. Corey Italiano
      April 25th, 2011 | 6:24 pm

      Usually you get a layer of BS when someones struggling. This time, Girardi said they are real concerned…

      We’re getting closer and closer to that dream team rotation you mentioned a few weeks ago, featuring Milwood, Silva, Garcia and Colon.

    2. LMJ229
      April 25th, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      There has got to be something medically wrong with him. Not sure what else it could be for a young guy like him unless his conditioning program really, really sucked.

    3. Evan3457
      April 25th, 2011 | 10:08 pm

      If he says he has numbness in his arm, one possible cause is a nerve impingement in his shoulder which would also result in “dead arm”.

      Since J.R. Richard, if a player says he’s hurting, I give him the benefit of the doubt.

      Except for Carl Pavano.

    4. April 26th, 2011 | 7:13 am

      If I had to guess, I would say it’s either a shoulder tear or the lack of conditioning. Doubt it’s an elbow – unless there’s pain there that Hughes is not confessing about, etc.

      Could it be something worse? Lupus? A tumor? An aneurysm? Well, I hope not…and suspect, if it was, he would be complaining about more general feelings of not being well, being tired, etc. – rather than offering the “dead arm” thing that he and the Yankees keep repeating.

    5. Raf
      April 26th, 2011 | 7:20 am

      A lack of conditioning could manifest itself in other ways. Guess we’ll see in a few days.

    6. April 26th, 2011 | 3:40 pm

      Phil Hughes had 2 MRIs (shoulder, elbow) and a vascular test. No results yet. More tests tomorrow.

      What could be left to test?

    7. MJ Recanati
      April 26th, 2011 | 4:31 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      What could be left to test?

      I presume they’ll do a full body physical tomorrow.

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