Nick Johnson will miss significant time due to a [fill in the blank].
The NYT can do that for you:
A torn tendon sheath in that same wrist required surgery in 2008 and limited him to 38 games for Washington, but it was unclear whether Johnson had injured the same tendon. Even before receiving the results of the M.R.I. test, the Yankees anticipated losing him for a while, and they recalled the utility player Kevin Russo from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
When asked how many weeks Johnson was expected to miss, Manager Joe Girardi said, “Several is more than two and less than many.”
Also in today’s Times, we learn that David Ortiz is grumpy. And so are Sox fans.