Thursday, March 4, 2010

Surprise Surprise. Nick Johnson Is Hurt Already

Just got back to my desk from an afternoon of meetings (also had to wait for a "break") and I hear on the XM update that Nick Johnson was scratched from today's game against the Phillies with what's being called a "stiff lower back." Congrats to whoever had 2 plate appearances in the "When will Nick Johnson get hurt" pool.

According to the game report over at the Lohud Yankees blog, Johnson felt something in his back during BP after catching one of his spikes in the turf during one of his swings. The root cause of the "injury" is apparently because Johnson was wearing his spikes when he normally wears his turf shoes. The injury doesn't sound too serious but this isn't a good sign. The Yankees hadn't even started their second spring training game and the injury prone Nick Johnson gets scratched with an injury. I know it's only ST and they don't want to push things, but come on, really? He couldn't even make it 2 days without an incident. Unreal.

I miss Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



Anonymous said...

Was at the game, and C.C. looked awesome, as expected. . Halladay looked great too though. Sat right behind the plate, 6 rows up. Awsome ballpark, and the Tampa fools were in full winter gear a la Blizzard of '77. Nice people though. .
Looking to vist Johnny D today as the Tigers take on Astros. .