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Jon Daniels: Josh Hamilton Has Fractured Ribs

Evan Grant relays an e-mail from GM Jon Daniels that Josh Hamilton has two small rib fractures:

Dr. Watkins had given Josh a CT scan and a spec scan yesterday and another CT scan today. He diagnosed a small stable fracture in the 7th and 8th ribs, that previous tests (2 x-rays and an MRI) had not picked up. Dr. Watkins gave Josh an anti-inflammatory injection at the site of the discomfort, and an epidural nerve-block injection for pain management. It is typically 48-72 hours before it’s known whether this treatment has the desired effect. Once the discomfort recedes to a point where Josh is comfortable, he can return to baseball activities." More to come later.

We will have to continue to wait and see when Hamilton will be able to deal with the pain and return to the lineup.

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