NEW YORK (WFAN) – Yankees starter Andy Pettitte might be out longer than expected with a fractured left fibula.
Or maybe not.
An X-ray taken Friday didn’t give the left-hander much to be encouraged about. Pettitte was injured on June 27 when a line drive by Cleveland’s Casey Kotchman struck him near the ankle.
“Obviously it’s healing up, but it hasn’t healed up as much as (team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad) thought,” Pettitte told the New York Post on Sunday.
The 40-year-old, who threw off flat ground in Oakland during the Yankees’ West Coast swing, said he’s “laying low” after doing “a little too much in Seattle.”
“In Seattle it swelled up,” he said.
But Yankees general manager Brian Cashman insisted there are “no issues with Pettitte.”
“With rehab, you have good days and bad days, good weeks and bad weeks,” Cashman told the New York Daily News. “He’s coming back in September, which is what we’ve said all along.”
Cashman doesn’t have much time to go shopping for rotation help with Tuesday’s trade deadline fast approaching. He sounded confident that the veteran would be able to return for the Yankees’ stretch run.
“He’ll be back; that’s the bottom line,” Cashman said. “It’s no different than it was before.”
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