1:07 pm: Curtis Granderson is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday at home against the Braves, Terry Collins said early Wednesday.
April 15: Granderson will not be put on the disabled list, at least not today (NY Post, Apr. 15).
Granderson was checked out by team doctors, and although sore, he will not go on the DL. He will not play on Tuesday night, though will take light batting practice, he told reporters.
Granderson left Monday’s game with bruises to his left forearm, rib cage and knee after he crashed into the outfield wall in the first inning.
X-rays were negative, although multiple beat reporters said on Twitter that Granderson appeared in lots of pain after the game, struggling to dress and walk.
“I hit the wall with my forearm, which then lodged my elbow into my chest area,” he said. “I hit the pole that had a little bit of padding on it. Luckily, there was a little bit or else it could have been worse. But the worst part I could have hit, I ended up hitting.”