Ichiro uninjured in car accident

Ichiro was all systems go for a return to action. Credit: Getty Images
Ichiro was all systems go for a return to action on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images

Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was uninjured after totaling his Land Rover in a car accident in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday afternoon.

Ichiro was cut off by a driver making an illegal left turn three miles from Steinbrenner Field, according to Tampa police. The other driver was given a summons for the accident and Ichiro was cleared of any responsibility.

“You’re going to have to do a lot worse to have me get hurt, I guess,” Ichiro told reporters in camp Sunday morning.

Even though he reported no pain or injuries, the team doctors did check him out just to be careful. Ichiro made the trip to yesterday’s spring training game against Boston, but did not play. The Yankees beat the Sox, 5-2, in a game in which few regulars played.

The Yankees could little afford to lose another outfielder after Curtis Franderson broke his arm last week. He will be out for two months.



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