What is the latest injury update for Yankees’ Gerrit Cole?

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is still months away from returning, but he provided a promising update on the rehab regarding his elbow injury.

During the second inning of Tuesday night’s 7-0 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cole joined the YES Network broadcast with Michael Kay and David Cone in the booth.

The reigning Cy Young award winner said on the broadcast that he hasn’t started throwing yet, but that the program is going smoothly.

“We’ve had a lot of good days in a row,” said Cole while wearing a headset via The Post. “Everything’s been going nicely, coming along pretty smoothly. So it’s encouraging for sure.”

Cole started the season on the 60-Day injured list, which means he isn’t eligible to return until May 27 at the earliest. There have been reports he is targeting a June 1 return date, or at least something close to it.

It’s likely the Cole nor the Yankees will know truly what his timetable for return looks like until he starts throwing again. Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters before Tuesday’s game that Cole is trending toward throwing soon, but he didn’t provide an exact date.

In terms of building up his arm strength after missing the majority of Spring Training, Cole got into some pretty fine detail.

“You build it from all the different vulnerable positions,” said Cole on the broadcast. “And you kinda build it up in each position specifically. As you’re at certain positions of your arm path and what not, you train that positions eccentrically and concentrically. And then you train them from a strength perspective, and then a dynamic perspective and then you kind of put it all together with single-arm [plyometrics] and then eventually throwing the baseball.”

Cole will need a typical ramping-up similar to what he would do during Spring Training. When that will begin remains to be seen.

Until then, the Yankees will continue to go on without the ace of their staff while hoping all goes well over the next two months.


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