Tampa, FL – New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson will be sidelined for 10 weeks after suffering a fractured right forearm during Sunday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Granderson was drilled by an inside pitch from Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ in the first inning. Granderson left the game in obvious pain and was initially diagnosed with a bruised forearm.
He was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which revealed the fracture.
"It's definitely tough, my mind and body were feeling great, but five pitches in, we have to go and change things a little bit," Granderson told YES Network's Meredith Marakovits after the injury was announced. "It's just a little bump in the road. It's definitely not the end of everything."
Granderson played the top half of the first in left field, as the Yankees experiment with moving Brett Gardner to center field. New York planned to have a starting outfield of Granderson, Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki in some alignment on opening day.
The 31-year-old Granderson hit .232 with a team-leading 43 homers and 106 RBI in 160 games last season.