http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=p ... &type=lgns
Pirates LHP Duke exits after two innings with leg injury
August 23, 2005
PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - Perhaps only Zach Duke can slow himself down.
Duke, the lefthanded starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates, suffered an apparent injury while running the bases in the bottom of the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
With Duke on second base and Chris Duffy on first with nobody out, Nate McLouth hit a liner that tipped off the glove of shortstop David Eckstein. Thinking the ball was going to be caught, Duke slid back into second base to avoid a double play and jammed his left ankle against the bag. He was tagged out after leaving the base and limped off the field.
I don't know how serious it is, but leg injuries tend to make pitchers return too early, thinking they are fine, only to find that they can't make the push to home they used to...I think Duke's fantasy season is over.
On a different note, welcome to the cafe