David Robertson Diagnosed with Bone Bruise


The New York Yankees received a bit of great news yesterday when they discovered that late-inning reliever David Robertson was only dealing with a bone bruise in his injured right foot.  From the time the injury, which happened when Robertson fell down a staircase while at home Wednesday night, was announced, the Yankees had feared the worst.  But, instead of a break or even a sprain, Robertson is dealing with a bruise which shouldn’t sideline him for an extended period of time.

Girardi shared the good news with reporters yesterday, explaining that tests had revealed that Robertson was dealing with a bone bruise on the top of his foot.  Girardi went on to say that Robertson will be placed in boot until Sunday and then will be brought back as he can tolerate pain.

Overall, Girardi said the news was a huge relief for the organization.

While Robertson may not be Mariano Rivera, you wouldn’t have known it by the way he was pitching last season.  The 26-year-old posted a ridiculously miniscule ERA of 1.08 to go with a 1.125 WHIP over his 66 2/3 innings pitched in 2011.  During that time, Robertson posted lofty strikeout totals (13.5 K/9) while walking 4.7 batters per nine innings.  These solid statistics earned Robertson a trip to the 2011 All-Star game as well as Cy Young consideration.

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