Gregorious’ Wrist Major Concern For Bombers
Someone call Derek Jeter, the Yankees may be in need of a shortstop! Jeter's replacement, Didi Gregorius suffered a wrist injury diving for a ground ball at shortstop yesterday against the Baltimore Orioles in the Yankees 10-2 loss. Gregorius was taken to a hospital for X-ray's which came back negative. It was ruled that Gregorius sprained his wrist and may require a week or so of rest.
The injury occurred in the second inning as a ground ball hit to Gregorius' left. Gregorius dove for the ball and awkwardly landed on his left wrist, which seemed to roll up underneath his body. Gregorius was check our by trainers and remained in the game before being taken out for precautionary reasons in the fourth inning.
If anything, the Yankees should be lucky it wasn't worse. Gregorius has impressed everyone in the organization with not only his stellar fielding that he is well renowned for, but his consistent approach at the plate that has really opened the eyes of the Yankees staff.
Gregorius is still expected to be the team's shortstop come opening day. The Yankees would most likely back up Gregorius with Stephen Drew who is right now the team's starting second baseman.
Gregorius' injury occurred a mere hours after first baseman Mark Teixeira was struck in the knee by a pitch in a minor league game. The Yankees need to rid the injury bug quickly with the start of the season right around the corner.