Yankees' David Robertson Falls Down Stairs, Injures Foot

Thursday March 8th, 2012

New York Yankees reliever David Robertson has made a big misstep -- quite literally -- in his preparation for the 2012 season. The All-Star setup man fell down the stairs Wednesday night while moving boxes in his Tampa home near Yankees camp, spraining his right foot.

An initial X-ray was negative and Robertson went in today for an MRI, the Associated Press reports. Robertson has been put in a walking boot.

“I’m concerned,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the AP. “It hurt him to walk, [and] you assume that he’s going to be down a little bit of time even if everything comes back OK. Now that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have time to get ready for the season. But you’ve got to start over a little bit.” Girardi said that if Robertson is out two weeks or less, he could still be ready for the Yanks' regular-season opener on April 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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