Luis Severino's absence will be longer than initially anticipated.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Friday that the All-Star right-hander, who was shut down early in spring training due to an inflamed rotator cuff, is now expected to miss the entire month of April, according to's Bryan Hoch.

A doctor is scheduled to examine Severino again Tuesday, Cashman told Randy Miller of

The 25-year-old was diagnosed with the injury shortly after being scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League outing on March 5. He was initially expected to miss just two weeks, but the injury took him out of the running to start Opening Day and he's yet to resume throwing.

Severino, who said he should resume throwing next week, understands why New York is delaying his return.