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Rickie Weeks - Out for 2009 season (left wrist tear)

Postby Splendid61 » Sun May 17, 2009 3:23 pm

It's been fun, guys.

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MILWAUKEE'S RICKIE WEEKS LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING DUE TO A SORE LEFT WRIST.


Courtesy of a CBS Sportsline Gamelogger
they took him back for treatment/x-rays but it shouldn't be anything to severe, it happened while he was swinging


Weeks struck out in the Top of the 1st, then apparently didn't come out to play the field in the Bottom of the 1st.
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby mblax10 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:51 pm

Brewers announcers just said it's probably not serious. Macha wanted to give Matt Gamel a start this week, so Weeks probably sits out tomorrow and Counsell/Hall plays 2B.
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby mtxdevil » Sun May 17, 2009 5:23 pm

Whew.
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby jnormy » Sun May 17, 2009 6:33 pm

From MLBlogs Network:

Weeks to see familiar hand specialist
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will travel to Phoenix on Monday to see a hand specialist after exiting Sunday's game with soreness in his left wrist.

Dr. Don Sheridan has twice performed surgery on Weeks, in 2006 for a right wrist injury and in 2005 to repair a tendon at the base of Weeks' left thumb. The 26-year-old leadoff hitter did not say Sunday whether his current ailment resembles the others.

"It's the left wrist, and that's all I want to say right now," Weeks said. "I'm going to get it checked out. I can talk to you all some other time."

Was he worried about it?

"It's an injury, you know?" Weeks said. "I'm going to go get it checked out, so I'm not sure."

He was hurt on a swinging strike three in the top of the first inning, when Weeks felt "a little pressure, a little tug" in his wrist. The Brewers went on to score four runs in the inning against Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer, but Weeks exited the game in the bottom of the inning when the Brewers took the field. Craig Counsell moved from third base to second and Bill Hall entered the game as the third baseman.

Both of those players could be back in the lineup on Monday because Weeks will not be back in time for the finale of a rain-altered, three-game series. He will probably re-join the Brewers on Tuesday in Houston, unless Sheridan suggests an alternate course.


I have to set my weekly lineup tonight, and I'm seriously considering benching him to be on the safe side.

Here's the link:
http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/archives ... d_spe.html
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby Splendid61 » Mon May 18, 2009 2:23 pm

Rickie Weeks is traveling to Phoenix to see the hand specialist who performed his past operations.

2005: left thumb (torn ligament at base of thumb) - off-season surgery (10 week recovery)
(9/1/05: reported as playing with sore left thumb that may require off season surgery; continued to play rest of season; 10/12/05: off-season surgery) - didn't miss any time, hit 1 HR in Apr 2006

2006: right wrist (tendon snapping out of place) - in-season surgery (6-8 week recovery)
(7/24/06: hit by pitch and left game, initially diagnosed as right wrist irritation and listed as day-to-day; 7/30/06: placed on DL; 8/8/06: re-diagnosed as surgery required; 8/15/06: in-season surgery) - missed last 2 months of 2006, hit 5 HR in Apr 2007 (spent 3 weeks on the DL in Jun 2007 with right wrist tendinitis due to scar tissue from surgery)

2008: left knee (sprain, torn cartilage) - post-season surgery
(6/6/08: left knee sprain; 6/22/08: returns from 2-week DL stint; 10/4/08: re-sprains left knee, removed from playoff roster; 10/6/08: surgery to remove torn cartilage from left knee, meniscus debridement) - missed rest of playoffs, hit 5 HR in Apr 2009

2009: left wrist (soreness when swinging bat) - TBA


At least, it appears that Weeks didn't aggravate a past injury. But it's still a little scary to see the Brewers approaching his "soreness" this seriously.

Wrist injuries (even minor ones) can really sap a hitter's power.




Brewers waiting for word on Weeks
Second baseman seeing specialist to find out extent of injury

05/18/09 12:05 PM ET

The Brewers were waiting for word Monday on injured second baseman Rickie Weeks, but would not have made the quick decision to send him to a specialist 1,400 miles away if they thought he had nothing more serious than a sore left wrist.

"Soreness" was the only diagnosis on Sunday, when Weeks was injured on a swinging strike three in the first inning in St. Louis. After the game he already had a flight booked to Phoenix to see the same doctor -- Don Sheridan -- who performed surgery on Weeks' right wrist in 2005 and the base of his left thumb in '06. NOTE: The writer got the years of the operations reversed.

Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash, the point man on injury issues, said the team would make an announcement as soon as Weeks gets a more complete diagnosis and an idea of what comes next.

"Do you think we wake up and decide to send somebody across the country if it wasn't serious?" Ash said. "That's about as obvious as can be. ... Obviously, we're concerned. Obviously, there might be a problem, and rather than wait around for five or six days to see what happens, let's see now."

Club officials made that decision very quickly as, or shortly after, the Brewers batted around and scored four runs in a first inning that began with Weeks' strikeout. Shortly after Craig Counsell moved from third base to second and Bill Hall entered the game at third, a club spokesperson announced the nature of Weeks' injury.

Head athletic trainer Roger Caplinger consulted with team physician William Raasch and Ash, and decided to send Weeks to Phoenix. The club's traveling secretary booked Weeks' flight before the end of the game.

The injury is especially unfortunate since Weeks is having a fine season. He is batting .272 with a .340 on-base percentage, and along with first baseman Prince Fielder, leads the team with nine home runs. Weeks is tied with Corey Hart for the team lead in runs scored, with 28.

The rest of the Brewers remained in St. Louis on Sunday and will play a makeup of Friday's rainout on Monday night. That means the team is about a four-hour drive or a short flight from Nashville, home of their Triple-A affiliate.

Ash was asked if any players made the trip to St. Louis just in case it becomes clear that Weeks will head to the disabled list.

"No. You can't do it," Ash said. "I know clubs do it, but it's against the rules."

Options at Nashville would include Hernan Iribarren, a left-handed hitter who played in stints with the Brewers last season and is hitting .311 in the Minors this year while playing exclusively at second base. Nashville is also home to slick-fielding shortstop Alcides Escobar, but with third baseman Mat Gamel promoted to the Majors last week, it's unlikely the Brewers would want both of their top prospects sitting on the big league bench.

With right-hander Kyle Lohse starting for St. Louis on Monday, left-handed hitter Counsell will probably play second base. The Brewers will then travel to Houston to face two left-handers -- Mike Hampton and Wandy Rodriguez -- so righty-hitter Casey McGehee is an option. McGehee played a lot of second base in Spring Training and replaced Weeks there on April 21 in Philadelphia after Weeks collided with shortstop J.J. Hardy.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090518&content_id=4799534&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby The Mighty Trow » Mon May 18, 2009 4:31 pm

I don't like the tone of these updates lately :-o
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby mtxdevil » Mon May 18, 2009 5:07 pm

Nooooooooooooooooooooo Rickie. :~(
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby Splendid61 » Mon May 18, 2009 6:13 pm

Breaking News on ESPN SportsCenter

Rickie Weeks - Out for the season

Brewers' Weeks out for season with wrist injury
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will miss the rest of the season because of a tear in his left wrist.

Weeks hurt himself while striking out Sunday in St. Louis. He had an MRI exam Monday, and it revealed the startling injury.

Weeks was hitting .272 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs. The Brewers lead the NL Central, and reached the playoffs last year as the wild-card team.
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Leaves game with wrist injury

Postby krunchyfrogg » Mon May 18, 2009 6:15 pm

Splendid61 wrote:Breaking News on ESPN SportsCenter

Rickie Weeks - Out for the season

That sucks so bad for him. He finally looked like he might have blossomed into a good player this year.
Looking forward to back to back championships in 2011!
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Re: Rickie Weeks - Out for 2009 season (left wrist tear)

Postby xpose » Mon May 18, 2009 6:18 pm

He was basically top 5 2B in fantasy. That really stinks for people who own him :(
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