Luis Severino Shut Down For Six Weeks After MRI Reveals Lat Strain

Luis Severino “didn’t feel great” after doing some light throwing over the weekend while testing out his inflamed shoulder.

And today we are telling you that Yankees fans are about to feel even worse after the results of his MRI showed Severinohas a Grade 2 strain of the right latissimus muscle in the shoulder—which translates into English as “he’s out for at least six weeks.”

But if you want it in fancier English, the Professional Baseball Athletics Trainers Society media guide describes a Grade 2 strain as a moderate injury in which the musculoskeletal tissue has been partially—but not totally—torn, which causes appreciable limitation in function of the injured tissue.

The recovery can take two to three months.

Since Severino won’t touch a baseball for six weeks and will eventually need another six weeks to be ready, assuming he does resume throwing after these six weeks, the earliest Severino could return is July.

If it helps Yankee faithful, the team is expected to get veteran lefty CC Sabathia back from the IL this weekend and Masahiro Tanaka has pitched like an ace, but even though Severino’s rotator cuff doesn’t require surgery, yesterday’s news was a major blow.

One area Boone was clear about was that the Yankees will be very careful with their 25-year-old ace.

Source:New York Post

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