Phil Hughes Update

So now that thoracic outlet syndrome has been ruled out, it looks as though Phil Hughes just has shoulder inflammation.  When he was first put on the disabled list, Joe Girardi announced that they were putting Hughes on anti-inflammatory medication, but didn’t seem to be too worried.  However, they gave him a cortisone shot on April 28 and he says that he is feeling better.  At this point, all they can do his rest him.  He won’t start throwing for another two weeks and if everything goes according to plan, we should see him back in 6-8 weeks, which is around late June early July.  Let’s just hope for the best and hopefully this Yankees starting rotation being held together basically by staples, glue, and scotch tape can hold on until then.

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