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NFT: Greg Bird takes step back - looking at surgery

mavric : 7/14/2017 1:45 pm
Damn!

Looks like it was smart to grab Cooper
Bird surgery fears - ( New Window )
I know nothing about Cooper  
Matt M. : 7/14/2017 2:05 pm : link
but Choi certainly isn't a long term answer. He may have hit 2 big HRs, but his swing is ugly and I don't see him having continued success at the MLB level.
A shame  
averagejoe : 7/14/2017 2:14 pm : link
He won the starting job with his impressive 50 game debut in 2015 and has not seen the field since. Yanks have to question if he has a future now as an every day player.

I hope he can come back but I doubt it will be with the Yankees. He is now an unproven commodity with health issues.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Yanks  
mavric : 7/14/2017 2:20 pm : link
go hard after Bour now
This isn't a big deal  
rich in DC : 7/14/2017 2:26 pm : link
If he has the surgery to remove the bone, then problem solved. I think he gets it done to end the problem once and for all- and comes back next year.

Honestly, with Pineda now going down, it really isn't worth the effort of making trades to stay in the race. The injuries have sunk this team after a great start. I think the Yanks should finish off the vet sell-off at the trade deadline, spend the next two months evaluating some more young players- especially their SP like Adams and Smith- and have the group ready for next spring.

Spend the winter adding depth to try and avoid the way injuries tanked this season and find one more SP, and move on to 2018.

I would also note that after the mess the Met's doctors made with Harvey, you also have to question how the Yanks doctors missed this broken bone since April.

This doesn't exactly put a good light on the practice of "team doctors" where you now have to wonder whether they are really acting in the players' best interest.
RE: I wouldn't be surprised if the Yanks  
section125 : 7/14/2017 2:30 pm : link
In comment 13528366 mavric said:
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go hard after Bour now


Going after Bour means Bird is done/gone. That isn't happening, yet.
Think they will live with Cooper/Austin/Choi/Romine until next year.
Please  
JonC : 7/14/2017 2:30 pm : link
finish the vet sell-off, getting lean is working, let the kids play.
RE: This isn't a big deal  
section125 : 7/14/2017 2:33 pm : link
In comment 13528372 rich in DC said:
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I would also note that after the mess the Met's doctors made with Harvey, you also have to question how the Yanks doctors missed this broken bone since April.

This doesn't exactly put a good light on the practice of "team doctors" where you now have to wonder whether they are really acting in the players' best interest.


It is not a broken bone. It is "extra" growth on a small bone in the ankle.
I had an issue with an extra few inches  
RasputinPrime : 7/14/2017 2:44 pm : link
causing discomfort. Shaved em off and been getting off just fine ever since.
This guy is a disaster.  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/14/2017 2:46 pm : link
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But....an "unnamed Yankees source" assured me that Bird  
Greg from LI : 7/14/2017 2:58 pm : link
was making it all up because he was afraid of playing, or something
RE: But....an  
DanMetroMan : 7/14/2017 3:00 pm : link
In comment 13528395 Greg from LI said:
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was making it all up because he was afraid of playing, or something


why is that fuck still around, anyway?  
Greg from LI : 7/14/2017 3:01 pm : link
The stadium has been finished for close to a decade. That was the entire reason he was brought on board in the first place.
My daughter had that surgery  
Eli Wilson : 7/14/2017 4:06 pm : link
Beforehand it felt like her ankle was constantly sprained. Afterwards she has a "normal" feeling ankle.

Recovery time wasn't too long. She had the surgery in June and was good to go by September.
Glad they were finally able to pinpoint the problem.  
davek3698 : 7/14/2017 4:15 pm : link
Get him under the knife ASAP. 1B by committee the rest of this year, and then back to Bird for the next decade or so afterwards.
Why did it take so long to figure this out?  
Don Draper : 7/14/2017 4:19 pm : link
Dammit. Maybe could have had him back this season if had been diagnosed earlier. And one has to believe he was receiving top-notch care...

Hoping he comes back strong next year and settles in as the Yankees 1B for a long time! And that the Yankees stick with the plan, regardless of the results this season...
Os trigonum  
rmc3981 : 7/14/2017 5:07 pm : link
It is an extra bone that many people have. If you have it on one side, you have it on the other foot as well. It is a sesamoid bone and if removed, he will recover very quickly because the achilles tendon does not have to be addressed and no hardware is needed. It is not a bad injury in any way.
RE: RE: I wouldn't be surprised if the Yanks  
Beer Man : 7/14/2017 9:14 pm : link
In comment 13528374 section125 said:
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In comment 13528366 mavric said:


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go hard after Bour now



Going after Bour means Bird is done/gone. That isn't happening, yet.
Think they will live with Cooper/Austin/Choi/Romine until next year.
According to the internet the surgery has a 6 to 8 week recovery period.
What annoyed me most about the criticism of Bird...  
manh george : 7/14/2017 10:23 pm : link
was the idea that he must be shirking, because Yankee doctors cleared him. Sometimes the person with the pain knows infinitely more than a team doctor, which is why God made world-class orthopedic specialists. Bird getting cleared simply means that, in the opinion of the team doctors AT THAT TIME, Bird wouldn't do any additional damage to the ankle by playing.

Of course: 1) that now might be wrong; and 2) playing in pain can screw up your swing and other part of your body.

But hey, it was all in his head, or some other body part that connected to his head.
Yes, It Was Smart  
Percy : 7/14/2017 11:17 pm : link
But someone has to get him up to speed in the batter's box.
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