LADY AT THE BAT: How Does Grade 1 Translate To 4-5 Weeks?

Monday, July 19, 2010

How Does Grade 1 Translate To 4-5 Weeks?

Andy Pettitte has a Grade 1 groin strain. As groin strains go, Grade 1 is the least severe. It is expected that he will be out for 4 to 5 weeks.

When I heard that it was only a Grade 1 strain, I assumed Pettitte would be out for about 2 weeks. How does Grade 1 translate to 4-5 weeks?  I hate to think of what would have happened had the grade been higher. Would Pettitte not have been able to walk off the field?  Would his season be over?

In any case, speculation is that Sergio Mitre will make the start for Pettitte this Saturday against Kansas City. Will he remain in the rotation for the next 4-5 weeks, or will the Yankees make a deal for another starter? My guess is that they will wait to see what will happen with Pettitte in the next couple of days. I have a feeling that this 4-5 weeks stuff is just that: stuff.

Get well soon, Andy.

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