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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Injuries everywhere

Most be that time of the year, every one is getting hurt.

Troubling news for the Redsox, first David Wells, who I hate anyways, went on the dl, now Curt Schilling is on the DL with an ankle bruise. Not good news for the Redsox who have been playing like crap lately.

Curt Schilling will miss at least two weeks with a bone bruise on his surgically repaired right ankle, the latest misstep for a rotation that lost David Wells a few days earlier.

Schilling's injury could be indirectly related to the operation he had last November, Boston general manager Theo Epstein said Wednesday, although the latest problem is higher in the ankle.

"That general area has been through a lot," Epstein said.

Epstein said Schilling will go on the 15-day disabled list, rest and wear a removable boot for two weeks. He might be able to throw during that period, which could speed his return.

It must be a pitcher thing, the Cards closer, Jason Isringhausen will also be put on the 15 day DL.

Jason Isringhausen has undergone seven operations, so he's used to setbacks.

he St. Louis Cardinals' closer has another injury to deal with now.

Isringhausen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right abdominal muscle. He had made a full recovery from offseason hip surgery, an injury that hindered him much of last season even though he tied for the NL lead with a franchise record-tying 47 saves.

In February he signed a new three-year, $25.75 million contract. He is 7-for-7 in save opportunities this season.

"The black cloud is starting to come over my head again," Isringhausen said. "I thought I had it away from me for a while. I was just starting to get to where I wanted to be and throwing the ball good, and then this happens."

More bad news for the Giants, they have now lost their closer for probably the year. Benitez will be out for atleast 4 months with a torn hamstring.

Giants closer Armando Benitez is expected to miss four months after tearing his hamstring while covering first base.

San Francisco placed Benitez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, a day after his injury, but trainer Stan Conte said the reliever would be out for much longer after an MRI revealed that he tore his right hamstring tendons.

"The tear is complete with two of the three tendons that attach to his pelvis," Conte said. "This will require surgery to repair. This will take four months until he's competitive again."

Benitez is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to reattach the tendons to the bone, and Conte does not believe this injury is career-threatening. The "outcome has been good or better with a pitcher," Conte said.

Atleast now I can pick up Matt Herges in all my fantasy leagues. As he will probably be the one getting most of the save oppurtinities for the Giants.


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