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Should the Yankees Be Concerned About Phil Hughes’ Back?

broke Wednesday that New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes has been diagnosed with a bulging disc in his upper back and will be sidelined for two weeks. Should this be a source of concern for the Yankees given that the right-handed pitcher is slated to be the team's fourth starter?

According to the Spine Centers of America, most disc bulges affect the lower back and "more rarely, in the upper back or your thoracic spine."

To better understand the type of issue that Hughes is having with his back and how long this could affect him, I referenced PhysioAdvisor.com. In the site I found that the type of condition the Yankees hurler is suffering from can be caused by "...trivial movement involving bending forward such as picking up a small object..."

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