Brett Gardner will be available off the bench for Thursday night's game, manager Joe Girardi told reporters.
Gardner left Wednesday's game against the Rays in the bottom of the sixth inning due to a bruised jaw and strained neck after a violent collision at first base with Rickie Weeks of the Rays.
With runners on first and third, Gardner hit a tapper back to the mound. Rays pitcher Xavier Cedeno threw it in the dirt, and Weeks and Gardner collided at first base when Weeks attempted to chase after the ball, with both of them crashing to the ground.
Gardner crawled to touch first base after the play as the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. He then remained on the ground for several minutes before walking off under his own power, with Ronald Torreyes replacing him.
The 33-year-old Gardner entered the game hitting .258 with a .343 OBP and .323 SLG in 31 at-bats this season.