Andrew Benintendi has a fractured right hamate and needs surgery, but New York Yankees coach Aaron Boone is hoping there will be no season-ending injury for the outfielder.
Boone revealed after the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday that Benintendi fractured the hook of his right hamate. Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injury list on Saturday with a right wrist infection after injuring himself in a swing and miss during Friday night’s game at Tropicana Field
Benintendi had undergone further tests after X-rays and an MRI failed to reveal the source of the injury. But there was still some confusion over the diagnosis as Benintendi underwent surgery to have the hamate bone in his right hand removed ahead of his freshman year.
“He [had the surgery to remove the hamate bone] but there could have been something left or whatever. He needs surgery for that,” Boone explained.
“It’s something I’ve dealt with before,” said Benintendi, who wore an air cast. “I have [dealt with it] before, but now we’re still trying to learn some things. But yes, that’s how it is now. Meeting with the doctors tomorrow in New York and from there. At this point, just take it day by day.”
Nonetheless, Benintendi hoped he could contribute later in the season as it is well known that hamate bone surgery has a short recovery time and could draw on his previous experience with the injury.
“When I went through that [type of injury] before that it was about a few weeks. So we’ll see what happens,” added Benintendi. “Obviously I want to get out and be back in time for the latter part of the season and then hopefully for the playoffs. It’s too early to tell now. I’ll know more tomorrow when I talk to the doctors.”
Boone, who said he underwent a similar operation during his own playing career, said he was confident it would not necessarily be a season-ending procedure for Benintendi but also stated he did not want to speculate.
Benintendi, who hits .254 with 12 RBIs in 33 games since being acquired by the Kansas City Royals, called the injury something he “can’t play through at the moment” and said he expects surgery “as soon as possible.” will. “
Benintendi, 28, who was an All-Star with the Royals this season, has .304 overall with 51 RBIs.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34525413/new-york-yankees-andrew-benintendi-broken-wrist-bone-status-uncertain New York Yankees’ Andrew Benintendi has broken wrist bone, status uncertain