Sports medicine experts across the world need to fly to the Bronx immediately and join a one-of-a-kind experiment in studying the New York Yankees.
No team in the history of sports has experienced as much “soreness” as this roster, and someone needs to get to the bottom of it.
The latest injury update from the Bombers features reliever Zack Britton facing a setback during a simulated game on Saturday.
The left-hander, who is working his way back from offseason elbow surgery, was scheduled to make his first rehab outing on Tuesday with the Double-A Somerset Patriots. That’s no longer happening.
According to manager Aaron Boone, Britton is going to see a specialist after experiencing “general soreness” after his one-inning simulated outing.
At this point, fans can’t help but throw their hands in the air. Even when it seems like the Yankees are healthy, this entire roster is constantly decimated in various areas.
Yankees reliever Zack Britton suffered a setback with his elbow.
It. Never. Ends.
Britton, who is very much needed at this juncture (and for the remainder of the season) given how taxed the bullpen already is, was set to return at the end of the month after getting a couple weeks’ worth of rehab action. Though Boone said the soreness could be “related to the normal ramp up,” it’s still not good at all to be having such an issue right off the bat.
But whenever the Yankees urge us not to worry, it’s almost always a worrisome situation. Just look at the progression of Giancarlo Stanton’s quad injury already. He went from day-to-day to IL in a flash. And Aaron Judge’s “general soreness” that has kept him out of action multiple times this year.
This Britton update comes just two days after Boone told the media that the veteran was “encouraged” and that his arm “felt great” after his first action since hitting the shelf.
Positivity certainly helps, but whether it’s the Yankees being unable to properly handle disseminating an update or simply just bad luck, fans are never not going to be concerned whenever even the most minor of injury-related news drops.