This report differs from the upbeat Sportsline news. This from Baseball Injury Report (Rick Wilton) on Baseball HQ:
Dr. HQ, Injury Analyst
May 28, 2007
Rich Harden (RHP, OAK)
Harden is on the DL with a strained pitching shoulder with an expected return date in early to mid June. That was the projection up until the past day or so. Manager Bob Geren made a statement that has us concerned. Harden indicates he 'just doesn't feel great.' This isn't a detailed explanation what is going on. But five weeks or so into a rehab program the news should be a lot more positive. The A's say he'll take a few days off to see if his shoulder rebounds. And while it just may be a tired arm or something minor, a more serious ailment may be the cause. The signs are there. If you are a Harden owner, I'd be concerned, very concerned.
I guess what gets me about this is the 5 weeks part -- that's a heckofa long time for what has only been described as "shoulder irritation." There must be something else going on.
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