On one hand, Kevin Youkilis on the DL is one of those "oh crap," moments, because of how he's been hitting/carrying the offense for so much of the early season.
On the other hand, that same offense seems to have recovered enough to win games and make wild comebacks, the team is 5 and 2 since Youkilis hurt himself, and it's only May. If he's going to get hurt anyway (and don't you love the self-convincing logic that goes along with a statement like that), it might as well be right now. In any case, rest up, buddy. We want to see your fierce pitcher-eating beard back in the field as soon as possible.