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New York Yankees: Reasons Why You Should Worry About Miller’s Injury

Chris O'Meara, AP Photo
Chris O’Meara, AP Photo

New York Yankees interim closer Andrew Miller suffered a chip fracture in his non-throwing wrist yesterday against the Atlanta Braves, causing some concern in Yankee land. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

What a start for the 2016 New York Yankees (insert sarcasm).

Up until today, this was the healthiest Yankee camp in recent memory. Yet baseball can change drastically with one pitch, and one swing of the bat.

In the seventh inning of yesterday’s ballgame against the Atlanta Braves, the first pitch that Andrew Miller threw rocketed off the bat of Willians Astudillo right back at him. It deflected off his right wrist causing him to exit the contest immediately, but not after throwing his hat and glove in frustration.

Miller traveled back to Tampa for X-rays, which showed no damage. However, after a CT scan, doctors discovered a chip fracture in his wrist.

The next step for Miller is to visit a hand specialist to determine the next step. Jack Curry of the YES Network was the first to report the chip fracture.

There’s a lot of uncertainty with Miller’s injury. Information will come to us once he sees the specialist, but one things for sure, the Yankees are in trouble if they lose him for a long period.

Here are the reasons why panic city should be buzzing over Andrew Miller’s injury.