Yankees' Montgomery set to miss six to eight weeks

New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an elbow strain.

Montgomery was taken out of the Yankees' matchup with the Houston Astros on Tuesday after just one inning.

Because of the location of the injury many fans feared the worst as the possibility of Tommy John surgery was thrown out there, but Yankees supporters got good news on Wednesday as New York reported Montgomery simply sustained an elbow strain and will avoid serious down time.

Montgomery will still go on the 10-day disabled list, but that is much better news than it could have been.

However, Aaron Boone said in an interview with WFAN on Wednesday, he does not expect Montgomery to throw for at least two to three weeks. He also expects him to miss six to eight weeks.

The 25-year-old starting pitcher threw just seven pitches (five strikes) in his inning of work on Tuesday, giving way to reliever Domingo German in the second inning.

German is expected to start Sunday in Montgomery's absence.

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