It was such a nice Yankee weekend too, wasn't? That is, until the injury to Chien-Ming Wang. Over at Under the Knife, Will "Juicespin" Carroll reports:
Consider this another point for the DH rule, because the Yankees' ace sprained his foot running the bases on Sunday and looks to be headed for the DL. Early reports indicated that Wang heard a "pop" on the top of his foot, a symptom that New Yorkers should be familiar with. If you don't remember that Brian Bruney is already out for the season with a Lisfranc sprain, you might remember that missed season by the recently retired Giant speedrusher Michael Strahan. (Here in Indianapolis, it's Dwight Freeney that comes to mind.) If Wang has injured the Lisfranc ligament or, worse, broken a bone, he's done for the season for all intents and purposes, putting the Yankees in a terrible position as far as their rotation. With Wang on crutches, the team is unlikely to wait and see on this one, and will likely push him to the DL. The calls are already coming out to go after C.C. Sabathia, but the Yankees are going to need immediate answers. Ian Kennedy is making progress, but isn't close enough to fill in for Wang's next scheduled start, leaving Jeff Karstens or Kei Igawa as the most likely fill-ins. We should find out more on how serious Wang's foot problem is in the next few days once the swelling is down enough for clear images. On the assumption that this is a Lisfranc sprain, I'm setting his DXL at three months.