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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby Rman3911 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:06 pm

So even with a HR tonight, I was listening to ESPN radio and Dibble said he saw Braun "cringe" on one of his swings. Are we benching him for a healthier alternative next week, or going with the stud and gamble a bit?
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:08 am

Rman3911 wrote:So even with a HR tonight, I was listening to ESPN radio and Dibble said he saw Braun "cringe" on one of his swings. Are we benching him for a healthier alternative next week, or going with the stud and gamble a bit?


Well, given the nature of the injury, the back tightness could linger or fire up later. From what I noticed, Braun's swings look fluid and natural. I'd gamble on him in a weekly league still.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby jackie hayes » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:20 pm

Eek. From rotoworld:

Ryan Braun left Monday night's game in the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury.

Braun had returned on Sunday after missing seven games with lower back tightness. He appeared to be in pain after swinging and missing in his sixth-inning at-bat, and left the game after walking gingerly back to the dugout. Gabe Kapler replaced him in left. Aug. 18 - 10:57 pm et


This is so very really totally completely and utterly not good.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:50 pm

Seems like Yost and crew weren't cautious enough. Braun was day-to-day and he looked quite good in his swings but like I said a back ailment like this is so tricky to shake off. Might be a DL stint, I'm afraid.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby pangbones » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:40 am

Great! I pull off the trade of the year, and I don't get squat from Braun!! Now he's probably gonna hit the DL, and my season is TOAST!! I don't see them rushing him back this time.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby Rman3911 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:09 pm

:-t :-t :-t KNEW I shoulda sat him this week.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby thejusman1 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:43 pm

Phew. I bet the guy in my league I offered Dye and Danks for Braun feels like a dumbass now.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:13 pm

The silver lining is that the back tightness is just that, tightness, and not a strain. Supposedly, Braun won't miss extensive time on the DL. Cross your fingers, boys.
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby greenjd » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:40 pm

Yep. Sounds like he may be back soon.

Ryan Braun is not in Tuesday night's lineup after aggravating his rib injury on Monday night.
The good news is that Braun doesn't think he's going to miss significant time. "I think I could play today," said Braun. "It's just one of those nagging injuries that's probably not going to go away completely while I'm playing. I'll have to deal with it."
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
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Re: Braun (8-9-08) - Lower Back Tightness

Postby haymarket » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:57 pm

They just mentioned on the Braves telecast that Braun has been placed on the DL. I haven't seen anything on the internet yet, but I thought I would pass that along.

EDIT: After searching some Brewer message boards and other sites, I believe that the Braves announcers had some bad info. Sorry if I alarmed anyone.
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