David Robertson is kind of amazing. He's pitched for the Yankees since 2008, but because he's a reliever who isn't a closer, he doesn't generate a ton of press. This despite owning a 147 ERA+ and a strikeout rate of 12 batters per nine innings. Robertson is about as good a non-Mariano Rivera reliever as you'll find.
Robertson did generate a wave of press recently, but not for good reasons. Wednesday, he was moving boxes and tripped on stairs. Or, more accurately, he tripped on stair. In any case, he sustained a foot injury, and as comical as that sounds, it was a cause for concern. To put it the way Joe Girardi put it, it was a "cause for concern."
Robertson donned crutches and a walking boot. Friday, he saw a specialist. Thankfully for all parties involved, the specialist had pretty good news:
Robertson has bone bruise. Will stay in walking boot until Mon. Then boot will be removed and he will work his way back. Good news for Yanks— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March 9, 2012
Robertson isn't fine - his foot hurts - but there's no significant or long-term damage in there. So he should be back in playing shape in advance of opening day. Now everybody can laugh about this, instead of just most people.