May 10, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. William Perlman-The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees Outfielder To Undergo Surgery, Likely Out For Season

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees LF To Undergo Surgery Next Week, Season Likely Over

Brett Gardner will undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery next week, likely ending the outfielder's season, the New York Yankees announced Thursday. The procedure will be done by Dr. Chris Ahmad, the Yankees team physician.

Gardner has struggled mightily in his recovery from a bruised and strained left elbow injury this past May that initially placed him on the 15-day disabled list. He has a begun several rehab several assignments since, but has been repeatedly shut down due to setbacks.

Doctors, including the renowned Dr. James Andrews, have been unable to pinpoint the unable the exact cause of Gardner's constant soreness, leaving the 28-year-old frustrated.

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees LF Shut Down Again, May Be Done For Season

Brett Gardner was targeting a return to the New York Yankees at the end of July from a right elbow strain that has kept him out three months now. The left fielder has reportedly suffered yet another setback, however, and may now miss the rest of the season.

"The doctors have all come up with the same diagnosis," [manager Joe] Girardi said. "It is puzzling. We expected that he would get through this - our hope is that he'll get through this - but today he was a little sore. I can't tell you what's going to happen or what's next. But we'll see what tomorrow brings."

Gardner had to be shut down after soreness in his right elbow flared up following a simulated game Sunday. Gardner's agent Joe Bick said that his client would undergo another MRI to determine the cause of the prolonged soreness. Bick also said that Gardner is "very frustrated" after the latest setback.

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: 3-4 Weeks Rest Necessary After Third Opinion Confirms Elbow Strain Diagnosis

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner received a third examination on his injured right elbow by Dr. Timothy Kremcheck on Thursday, the team announced. The doctor confirmed that Gardner has an elbow strain, the same diagnosis which Dr. James Andrews had come to on Monday.

Like Andrews, Kremcheck believes that Gardner will need three to four weeks of rest to allow his elbow to heal. The 28-year old hasn't appeared in a game since April 17, when he injured himself making a diving catch at Yankee Stadium. Two different rehab assignments have been shut down because Gardner felt pain while swinging a bat.

"I've done everything I can do, and the training staff has done everything it can possibly do over the last seven weeks to get me back out on the field," Gardner said earlier in the week. "It hasn't worked out the way we thought, but hopefully I'll be back soon."

For more news, notes and analysis on the New York Yankees, check out Pinstripe Alley.

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees' Outfielder Status Unclear, Team Could Be Looking For Replacement

Injured New York Yankees starting left fielder Brett Gardner suffered another setback in his attempt to recover from a strained right elbow.

The Star-Ledger reported that Gardner felt pain and stiffness in his elbow after playing five innings of a minor-league rehab game with Class-A Charleston on Friday night. This is the second time Gardner has been on the cusp of returning to the Yankees' lineup after going through a minor-league stint as well as the second time he's reaggravated the injury.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had this to say about the Gardner injury:

"Something's not right," Cashman said. "He still feels stiffness. He doesn't feel right. ...

"He's had more than enough rest to be fine by now."

This could result in a trade of Gardner for a more reliable or at least healthier asset, with the trade deadline about seven weeks away (July 31). Gardner has been out of the lineup for nearly two months now (April 19).

Read more about the Yankees at Pinstripe Alley and head over to Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around the league.

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Outfielder Again Trying To Come Back From Elbow Injury

On the basepaths New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is rarely stopped, having stolen 49 bases a season. Trying to come back from an elbow injury that landed him on the disabled list less than two weeks into the season, Gardner has been stopped a number of times.

Each time he has begun to swing a bat recurring pain in the elbow has forced him to shut down. Now, the speedy outfielder is trying again.

The Yankees are hoping that Gardner will be back in their lineup in as little as 10 days. Maybe that will be the case, but this is Gardner’s second attempt at rehab, having had to shut down the first time.

The Yankees have missed Gardner’s speed on the basepaths and his outstanding defense in left field.

“I think he changes our lineup, the speed that he provides and his ability to create runs," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He does give you a little bit different element than the rest of our team."

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