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1 hour ago, meh2 said:

No. The X-rays were negative, but that has little meaning in this case. I just watched the video and I think there’s a good chance he’s got a torn ulnar collateral ligament of his thumb, which most likely will need surgery. The trainer is seen in the video doing a test on that ligament and Springer clearly acknowledges the pain when he does it. He’ll likely have the MRI tomorrow but I’m bracing for some bad news.

 

Similar injury as to what AJ Pollock went through a while back?  : (

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2 hours ago, meh2 said:

No. The X-rays were negative, but that has little meaning in this case. I just watched the video and I think there’s a good chance he’s got a torn ulnar collateral ligament of his thumb, which most likely will need surgery. The trainer is seen in the video doing a test on that ligament and Springer clearly acknowledges the pain when he does it. He’ll likely have the MRI tomorrow but I’m bracing for some bad news.

Hopefully me and you are thinking wrong but yeah, my guess, too....

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1 hour ago, terminator10 said:

What's usually the ETA for an injury like this?

If surgery is required, he’ll be out at least 2 months. If no surgery is needed he’ll be immobilized for 4 weeks and begin rehab immediately after returning a couple weeks later.

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1 hour ago, ragrag said:

 

Similar injury as to what AJ Pollock went through a while back?  : (

It’s a little different than Pollock, who had an avulsion fracture. Off the top of my head, this would be the same injury Bryce Harper had a couple years ago and I think it cost him about 9 weeks. This is actually a very common injury from sliding head first into bags and catching the thumb and bending it beyond the ligament’s normal forces. A lot of the time it’s just treated with immobilization and rehab after. But severe cases often need surgery. We should be hearing an exact diagnosis and timeline Monday afternoon after he gets the MRI and sees a specialist.

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Head first slide claims another one.  Is there any hand guards these players can wear when running bases?  With how frequent these finger/wrist injuries are occurring on head first slides you’d think teams would invest in some sort of hand guard to diminish the risk on these incidents.  

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5 minutes ago, Cmilne23 said:

 With how frequent these finger/wrist injuries are occurring on head first slides you’d think teams would invest in some sort of hand guard to diminish the risk on these incidents.  

 

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2 hours ago, Cmilne23 said:

Head first slide claims another one.  Is there any hand guards these players can wear when running bases?  With how frequent these finger/wrist injuries are occurring on head first slides you’d think teams would invest in some sort of hand guard to diminish the risk on these incidents.  

What teams should do is prohibit them and fine players for any head first slide (with the possible exception of attempted steals of 2b and 3b).  How many idiots have we seen sliding into first base or home plate over the years and getting hurt?    There is no reason for it.  Sliding head first does not get you there faster.

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The blurb on ESPN says he will likely avoid the DL and will probably be held out today as a precaution. Seems like we avoided a catastrophe? 

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14 minutes ago, Smantzas said:

The blurb on ESPN says he will likely avoid the DL and will probably be held out today as a precaution. Seems like we avoided a catastrophe? 

 

I'll believe it when we get MRI results. They're calling up Derek Fisher too. 

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5 hours ago, Smantzas said:

The blurb on ESPN says he will likely avoid the DL and will probably be held out today as a precaution. Seems like we avoided a catastrophe? 

The team is currently in San Fran and Springer is currently in Houston along with Lance McCullers, so I don't know how true that is. Seem like we have to wait for more test results to confirm no ligament damage before coming to any conclusions.

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Most of the guys hurt are in Texas, not even wit the team, including Springer.

 

Carlos Correa, George Springer, Jose Altuve, Lance McCullers Jr. and Chris Devenski are in Texas. The Astros are in San Francisco. That's not ideal.

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5 hours ago, Smantzas said:

The blurb on ESPN says he will likely avoid the DL and will probably be held out today as a precaution. Seems like we avoided a catastrophe? 

 

 

What blurb is that?  Because the blurb on his player page (on ESPN) says this:

 

Springer exited Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to left thumb discomfort, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
Spin: 
Springer was lifted from the matchup after injuring his thumb on a headfirst slide into second base. His X-rays came back negative after the game, though it doesn't mean he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list. Springer will be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

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13 minutes ago, ToO_BaD said:

 

 

What blurb is that?  Because the blurb on his player page (on ESPN) says this:

 

Springer exited Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to left thumb discomfort, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
Spin: 
Springer was lifted from the matchup after injuring his thumb on a headfirst slide into second base. His X-rays came back negative after the game, though it doesn't mean he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list. Springer will be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

all this means is he didnt break it.  beyond that, he could still be headed to the dl.  hopefully its just not a 4+ week stint....

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2 minutes ago, herschel said:

all this means is he didnt break it.  beyond that, he could still be headed to the dl.  hopefully its just not a 4+ week stint....

 

I'm not using my quote as an interpretation or anything like that.  I understand what it means.  It was in response to the OP saying that he saw an ESPN blurb saying that DL would most likely avoided.  Which I did not see and was asking for the blurb.

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11 minutes ago, ToO_BaD said:

 

I'm not using my quote as an interpretation or anything like that.  I understand what it means.  It was in response to the OP saying that he saw an ESPN blurb saying that DL would most likely avoided.  Which I did not see and was asking for the blurb.

got it.  my bad....

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7 minutes ago, Big League Choo said:

I would be flabbergasted if it wasn't a serious injury given the optics of it. Though stranger thing have happened.

true  I think he at least misses this weeks games.

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I cant link it on here because the file was too big. On my app it said that, but when i opened the actual webpage, it only talked about the negative xray

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I’m happy to be wrong. If he only misses 2 weeks or so that’s a big break for the astros and fantasy owners.

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On ‎2‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 9:57 PM, RotoGenius said:

Steamer says .274/30/10/96/82 - seems about right

 

I dunno, is that really worth a top 30 pick? With so many guys hitting ~30 nowadays, I'm not so sure. I'm thinking when he's at the top of the queue, it maybe time to draft a pitcher. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Baur10 said:

Fingers crossed for a return today

 

 

Correction:

Fingers crossed for a HEALTHY return today

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