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Postby MuddyBCD » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:25 pm

Anyone have any idea if his injury was serious tonight?
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:35 pm

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.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=p ... &type=lgns

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. :-[

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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:40 pm

Manager Lloyd McClendon, interviewed between innings on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh's telecast, said Duke felt ``something pop'' in the ankle. Duke was immediately examined by team doctors, but there was no word how long he would be out.

It's not sounding good :-[
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Postby rentz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:46 am

aw crap! im betting he misses most of the last part of the season.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:35 am

rentz wrote:aw crap! im betting he misses most of the last part of the season.


There's hope... :-o

Yahoo! player update thingy wrote:Aug 23 Updating an earlier item, the Associated Press' Alan Robinson reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Zach Duke (ankle) likely won't miss more than one start due to his sprained left ankle. "It hurts right now, but there wasn't anything broken," said Duke. The team will reexamine Duke's ankle Wednesday morning, Aug. 24. - KFFL.com
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:33 pm

Wasn't there just a story about the Pirates shutting down Zach Duke for the rest of the year?

In my opinion, they should shut him down if he is not able to make his next start. They aren't going to the playoffs and freak things like that happen and could screw them over for the next year.

I wouldn't want him making the injury any worse.
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Postby Jabs » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:34 am

I agree that Duke should be shut down for the year. He's pitched more innings this year than any other year in his career....something like 167.2 so far between the minors and majors. Although this is a leg injury, I don't want to see him rush back and risk an arm injury.

I may be biased since I own him for the next 6 years in my fantasy league, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't want to see him injured and his talent wasted on a season where the Pirates aren't going to the playoffs anyway.
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Postby Jabs » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:34 am

I agree that Duke should be shut down for the year. He's pitched more innings this year than any other year in his career....something like 167.2 so far between the minors and majors. Although this is a leg injury, I don't want to see him rush back and risk an arm injury.

I may be biased since I own him for the next 6 years in my fantasy league, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't want to see him injured and his talent wasted on a season where the Pirates aren't going to the playoffs anyway.
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