Swisher gets cortisone shot in left knee

Extra roster spots going to waste
Teixeira playing through a broken toe

Nick Swisher received a cortisone shot in his left knee today after an MRI reveal some inflammation. There’s not timetable for his return, but these things usually don’t take very long to kick in. Swish’s knee has been barking since he fouled a ball off it against the Blue Jays back in Toronto, and even though there’s no structural damage or anything broken, it just hasn’t been getting any better. He is not in the lineup for a third straight day.

Extra roster spots going to waste
Teixeira playing through a broken toe
  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny Scafuto


    • Jobu

      What does David Ortiz have to do with this post?

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Well, cortisone is a steroid.


  • Jobu

    Cortisone shots all around!

  • http://deleted Richard Deegan

    Get Nick some B-12, and leave the estrogen and PMS meds to Big Mama and Manny

  • Jonathan

    if the problem in his knee is inflammation then a cortisone shot could do him wonders. I’ve had about 15 and when you first get them, it hurts like hell for a day or day and a half and then it really really starts to work. it’s like an entirely new joint as is very fluid. I hope this is all Nick needs. That’s why it cracks me up when a player gets shot up before the game and announcers always say he just got a cortisone shot. It’s lidocaine or some other numbing agent that they get, not cortisone. If they got a cortisone shot the day of a game or at halftime etc they wouldn’t be able to play.