Gio Urshela has surgery, will miss three months

This came out of the blue. Yankees’ third baseman Gio Urshela went under the knife to have a bone chip removed from his right elbow today. The initial plan was no surgery after the season ended. So much for that.

Urshela posted a photo of himself after the surgery, and the Yankees announced it about an hour later.

Fortunately, the timing isn’t all that bad here. Urshela’s timeline puts him on track to return in the middle of Spring Training. If his rehab goes according to plan, he’ll still be the team’s Opening Day third baseman. Get well soon, Gio.

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1 Comment

  1. Mungo

    While it would have been nice if the surgery was performed a month back, reality is surgery is always the last option. I suspect they wanted to give it a month to see if rest was the answer, while making a go/no-go call for surgery with at least a three month window. They arrived at that window and Urshela was still having issues, so under the knife he went. I doubt he’ll miss any time, although he also likely has more than three months to rehab. I highly doubt there will be a 162 game schedule. Maybe 130? The season will start a little latter and they’ll likely build in some more off days. Urshela has plenty of time.

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