Luke Voit
(AP Photo | Ben Margot)

New York Yankees slugger Luke Voit, who’s currently on the shelf with a sports hernia, avoids surgery and is set to begin a rehab assignment.

Can the Incredible Hulk actually get injured? If you’re one who frequents the Marvel Universe, perhaps the answer is obvious.

But Major League Baseball’s version of the same superhero can certainly find himself on the shelf.

Luke Voit, the New York Yankees slugging first baseman/designated hitter, has been dealing with a sports hernia that’s kept him out of the lineup since July 30. In a piece of good news, coming down the pipe on Friday, Voit has avoided surgery and is set to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, per Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.

“I know I am going to take batting practice there first, I think the plan is to play Thursday and Friday,” Voit said before Friday night’s game against Cleveland at the Stadium.

The plan is to have Voit in a minor-league lineup as early as next week.

Voit, 28, has tallied 19 home runs and 54 runs batted in while hitting .278 in 416 plate appearances this season.

The Yankees, coming off a good-old-fashioned drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Indians, are looking to bounce back Friday night at Yankee Stadium. First pitch comes your way at 7:05 p.m. ET.