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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Hamilton update

Josh Hamilton is sporting a cast on his sprained right wrist today. Here's what he had to say about what happened Saturday....

"I’ve been having a little pain in it the last week. I’ve had a similar thing in my left wrist before. I just taped it up then and worked through it and it went away. I was on deck yesterday before the first at-bat, just taking some dry swings and it popped. It was just like a rush of fire going up my pinkie and went numb, up through my forearm. I went and hit the first at-bat and it just got worse and worse. I tried to swing before my second at-bat on deck and I couldn’t swing it."

"They wanted to put me in either a splint or this (cast) and I told them to put me in this because I’d be more likely to take the splint off than actually let it rest.


5 Comments:

at 12:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wait until Thursday to have it checked? I've never understood why anytime an athlete is hurt, it seems like it's days and days before an MRI is done. Why aren't MRIs done routinely and immediatley after a suspected injury? I know it costs money, but it's pennies in this business.

 
at 1:59 PM Blogger Kevin Kelly said...

Hamilton said how the wrist feels Thursday when the cast is taken off likely will determine whether an MRI is needed.

 
at 2:26 PM Anonymous mikec said...

Anonymous it's because guys feel an ache or a pain every single day when you have a 162-game season. Nine times out of 10 its nothing and it goes away after a day or two.

 
at 8:11 PM Blogger Don said...

If he can play, he will. If he can't he won't. An MRI won't change that and it is doubtful an MRI would change the short term treatment plan. No real urgency.

 
at 10:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the MRI should have been done immediately. Josh Hamilton is the possible centerfielder of the future. If the injury is serious enough that you need to put a cast on it, it would seem serious enough to get an MRI. No real urgency? That attitude is why Narron wasn't fired sooner, and why the Reds are in the cellar.

 
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