Ackert: Yankees' playoff hopes depend on how fast Didi Gregorius' wrist can heal

Ackert: Yankees' playoff hopes depend on how fast Didi Gregorius' wrist can heal

The Yankees shortstop’s projection, however, may depend on how long the Bombers are able to extend their season. While Gregorius could possibly play through this injury, depending on pain management and strength issues, Dr. Armin Tehrany, Founder of Manhattan Orthopedic Care, said that cartilage tears generally take two to four weeks to heal in “a best case scenario.”

Masahiro Tanaka's struggles against Red Sox may paint clear picture for how Yankees should line up the rotation come playoffs

Masahiro Tanaka's struggles against Red Sox may paint clear picture for how Yankees should line up the rotation come playoffs

“I see him still playing a lot for us, he will probably be in there tomorrow, some way shape or form,” Boone said. “Obviously what he brings defensively, he always becomes an option for us late in the game. He’s a guy we obviously wouldn’t hesitate to put in a game give us an at-bat in a certain situation. I feel like down the final 10-12 games, he’s gonna play a lot, he’s gonna start a lot.

Masahiro Tanaka's struggles against Red Sox may paint clear picture for how Yankees should line up the rotation come playoffs

Masahiro Tanaka's struggles against Red Sox may paint clear picture for how Yankees should line up the rotation come playoffs

“I see him still playing a lot for us, he will probably be in there tomorrow, some way shape or form,” Boone said. “Obviously what he brings defensively, he always becomes an option for us late in the game. He’s a guy we obviously wouldn’t hesitate to put in a game give us an at-bat in a certain situation. I feel like down the final 10-12 games, he’s gonna play a lot, he’s gonna start a lot.