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Postby willieroe » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:29 pm

http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-prior28.html

It's hard to envision Prior pitching for the Cubs any earlier than May. He got a second opinion about his right Achilles tendinitis Saturday, which is a clue to how badly matters are going, and learned nothing new that would explain why his inflammation has recurred this week.

''Today I woke up and I can't move because my back is killing me,'' Prior said of a new ailment he believes will quickly subside. ''I just slept on it wrong. [The first homestand] is probably out of the question. We had tentative dates. Right now, we're not putting a timetable on it.''

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"I had some stiffness in my elbow and shoulder, but everything is fine,'' Prior said.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:49 pm

NO...NO....I am not listning....he is fine...He will pitch and carry us to the promised land.... :-o

Thanks for ruining my sunday morning willie..... :~(
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:56 pm

I knew that I should've taken Pedro in the 1st...the rest of the article looks even worse than the part you excerpted. It sounds like Dusty is really freaked.
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Postby moochman » Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:00 pm

As much as I hate to say this and hope that I'm wrong, I look for Prior to have a bad year because of this injury. Achilles injuries are notoriously slow to heal and a pitcher depends on his legs for power. If his achilles hurts him he may alter his throwing motion and that could lead to an arm injury. I hope I am wrong, but if you haven't had your draft yet be wary of picking him. If you do draft him and he tanks this year, blame only yourself-you've now had Prior warning!
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Postby KolbSaves » Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:09 pm

oh the punnage
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Postby jumpman8288 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:57 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

:~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~( :~(

There goes my team
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:48 pm

I'm pretty bummed about it for the Cubbies' sake. I had him last year and he REALLY cranked out some numbers. I passed on him in fantasy though. The ankle thing came out a couple of days before our draft and I was inches from going for him anyway. I am very relieved that I didn't!! He still could be a good pitcher though, once he starts playing, his value should get right back to where it was.
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Postby Freebird27 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:15 pm

This is one of the few times that I am watching this situation form the outside. Usually I have a top pick that screws me by getting hurt. I almost dealt for him a couple weeks ago and I am sure as hell glad I didnt pull the trigger.I think it is seriously in question whether Prior will live up to his 1st round billing this season with this injury
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Postby DK » Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:16 pm

Time heals all Wounds, but FB standings last forever.
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Postby mikcou » Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:18 pm

might be worth looking into trading for him.... :-)
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