Blog Entry

Ivan Nova strained his forearm in Game 5

Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:56 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:02 pm
By Matt Snyder

Tigers eliminate Yankees
Yankees starter Ivan Nova was pulled from Game 5 of the ALDS after just two innings of work by manager Joe Girardi. At the time, it appeared Girardi might have had a very quick hook -- though we did mention an injury was possible -- and Girardi revealed as much in an in-game interview. Friday, Nova had an MRI on his throwing arm and it revealed a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm (Pinstripe Posts).

The injury will fully heal in the offseason and Nova will be ready to once again be a member of the Yankees starting rotation in 2012.

Nova, 24, had a solid rookie season for the Yankees in 2011. He went 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He also picked up the victory in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 4:44 pm

Ivan Nova strained his forearm in Game 5

Back to back jacks in the opening frame of a series deciding Game 5 would cause some strain on my body, too.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or