Here is todays update. Too bad, still no timetable on his return.
He's feeling worse today than he did last night, which he said is to be expected.
His motion is very limited but he managed to drive himself to the ballpark today.
Dr. Paletta will examine him again during the game, and then recommend diagnostic tests, which will be conducted tomorrow.
The Cardinals are holding off on any DL decisions pending the outcome of those tests.
But trainer Barry Weinberg said Rolen likely will miss the trip to NY for the 3-game series at Shea.
Right now it's being classified (still) as a sprain. Weinberg said this one is different than the injury during 2002 postseason. In 2002, Rolen separated the AC joint. This is more of a muscle injury. Weinberg described it as a "shifting" and not a separation. It's less stressful and serious. Said Weinberg: "His pain is not the same as last time. His incapacity isn't the same as last time."
If La Russa thinks Rolen will miss a week, he'll keep the roster spot open and work around it. If Rolen goes on the DL, Luna and Seabol are the top candidates for recall.
Oh, and Rolen had fish sticks for a snack at 5 p.m. in the players' lounge. With lots of ketchup.