Brett Gardner Could Miss Rest Of 2012 Season

Brett Gardner of the Yankees has now been out for three months following an elbow injury that happened April 17 when he tried to make a diving catch in a game against the Twins.

This shouldn’t have been a serious injury, but it has been, and now he’s suffered another setback after a rehab game Sunday. Brendan Prunty:

Several times, Gardner looked as if he was on the verge of being cleared to resume playing full time — only to be shut down three times.

Gardner has undergone a battery of tests already to determine the reason for the nagging soreness that continues to pop up.

He has already had two MRIs and has been examined by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews. None of them have been able to find anything out of the ordinary that is plaguing Gardner.

Prunty’s article suggests that Gardner could even miss the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the Yankees have been cruising without him; they have the best record in baseball. That’s not cause-and-effect, but they apparently haven’t missed him. Go figure.

For more on the Yankees, please visit Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York.

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