Now, even the best-case scenario is unlikely to get Aaron Hicks back in time to help the Yankees in the postseason.

Off a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California, Hicks received a recommendation to take a few more weeks of rest before a further evaluation, The Post has learned.

It means that Tommy John surgery was not recommended immediately. But it also does not mean that it won’t ultimately be needed if improvement is not found with further rest.