Teixeira diagnosed with nerve damage to vocal cords

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NEW YORK - New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has suffered nerve damage to his vocal cords, according to a specialist.

Teixeira's persistent cough prompted another visit to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday morning.

A camera was placed down Teixeira's throat to get the results. The specialist told Teixeira it could take him up to a year to fully recover.

Teixeira, who will continue to play through the cough, is hitting .249 with 10 homers and 33 RBI over 52 games this season heading into Thursday's action.


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