It was reported Wednesday afternoon that Yu Darvish has no structural damage in his neck. That is terrific news for Texas Rangers fans. Darvish hasn’t done much in spring training because of his neck pain, but there is reason to believe that he will be back sooner rather than later. Regardless, Darvish will still most likely start off the season on the disabled list.
According to Drew Davison, who covers the Rangers for Star-Telegram.com reported that the Darvish’s neck has no structural damage.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rangers&src=hash”>#Rangers</a> received good news on Darvish, no structural damage. Will long toss Saturday, but still seems likely to begin season on DL.</p>— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) <a href=”https://twitter.com/drewdavison/statuses/448876211230367744″>March 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This means that there should be no lingering problem with his neck, but that doesn’t mean he should be thrown into action right away. The neck is a tricky situation because time is the best remedy. There is no chance that Ron Washington will risk it with his best pitcher. Darvish is only 27 years old, and the Rangers have invested too much money to see flame out in the league because of a neck injury in spring training.
It was also said in Davison’s tweet that Darvish will start throwing long toss on Saturday. Throwing long toss is usually the last step in the throwing process. This is a good sign for the Rangers and Ranger fans. While Darvish is nearing his return, it should still be said that he will start the season on the disable list. Darvish’s recovery will be something to watch in the coming weeks.