Report: Hughes to return in 6-8 weeks
Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes is feeling better following a late
April cortisone shot, and the team said Wednesday it expects him
back in six to eight weeks.
Hughes saw a specialist Monday to rule out a rare condition
called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which would have required
“We’re pleased that he doesn’t have the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
… but you don’t want to lose any pitcher for six to eight
weeks,” manager Joe Girardi said.
The Yankees now believe the issue may be inflammation in his
Regardless, they are optimistic they will have a full-strength
Hughes back this season.
The 24-year-old went on the 15-day disabled list April 15 after
he struggled through his first three starts with reduced
Hughes has said he does not feel pain, but it feels like his
pitches have nothing on them. He has likened it to the feeling you
get in your leg if it gets hit hard and goes numb.