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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees Outfielder Has No Ligament Damage, According To Joe Girardi

The New York Yankees can be frustratingly tight-lipped when it comes to injury updates, which is why it was refreshing to hear manager Joe Girardi speak somewhat candidly about outfielder Brett Gardner's elbow injury. According to Girardi, it appears Gardner does not have ligament damage and will avoid Tommy John surgery in his right elbow.

"I don't think it has anything to do with that," Girardi said. "I want to see what the other doctor says, then we'll see what we're going to do and how we're going to approach it. I don't think Gardy's (injury) is anything to do with the ligament."

Gardner was examined Monday by Dr. James Andrews. When asked about Andrews' opinion, Gardner was much more guarded than his manager.

"Well, I haven't been too awful disappointed, so I guess that's good news," Gardner said. "But I'd rather not get too much into it."

Gardner will get another opinion from Cincinnati Reds physician Dr. Tim Kremchek on Wednesday.

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