• Youk, You, You Need An Epidural Injection…

    Posted by on April 30th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Via Wally Matthews

    The MRI on Kevin Youkilis’ back was “negative,” which according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi means there is no new structural damage to an area of his body that has been troublesome for some time.

    The 34-year-old third baseman will be given an epidural injection of a painkiller Monday night or Tuesday.

    Youkilis also might be headed to the disabled list. That’s something the Yankees might be regretting not having done when he first complained of lower back pain and pulled himself out of a game against the Blue Jays after five innings April 20.

    Youkilis has missed eight of the nine games since then. He played Saturday against Toronto but came up lame Sunday — and before the game, he conceded he might have tried to come back too soon.

    Now, he might be lost for the next 15 days at least.

    “We’re deciding what we’re going to do,” Girardi said. “He’s having a problem. Over the next couple of hours we’ll decide. I’ve had epidurals and played either the next day or two days later. But I don’t know if he’s in a position to play in two days. We’re gonna make a decision on him tonight.”

    So, is Kevin Youkilis’ Yankees career going to be more or less than 100 games?

    Comments on Youk, You, You Need An Epidural Injection…

    1. April 30th, 2013 | 9:06 pm

      Wait wait wait, I honestly only hear the word “epidural” used when a woman is in intense pain while giving birth. Is Youk really in THAT much pain?

    2. Raf
      May 1st, 2013 | 7:10 am

      Brent wrote:

      Wait wait wait, I honestly only hear the word “epidural” used when a woman is in intense pain while giving birth. Is Youk really in THAT much pain?

      FWIW, Randy Johnson had an epidural before his ALDS start in 2006.

    3. May 1st, 2013 | 7:54 am

      Brent wrote:

      Is Youk really in THAT much pain?

      Well, it’s an injection directly into the spine. And, you really don’t want to do that unless you have no choice. So, I suspect it’s painful for him now.

    4. Raf
      May 1st, 2013 | 10:40 pm

      Chris Nelson, come on down!

    5. June 14th, 2013 | 8:25 pm

      DL’ed, again.

    6. Evan3457
      June 14th, 2013 | 8:45 pm

      Maybe they really will wind up needing A-Rod, after all.

      Hee-hee.

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