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Postby thomasps3 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:01 pm

ESPN.com news services
Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi is undergoing tests for a potentially fatal condition sometimes caused by intestinal parasites, his personal trainer told the Newark Star Ledger.

"He told me, 'I don't care about even hitting .220. I just want to feel better,' " Bob Alejo told the newspaper for a story published in Monday's editions. "He's exhausted, and it's not getting any better."

Giambi is being tested for a parasite called entamoeba histolytica, Alejo said, which can cause a potentially fatal condition called amebiasis. The parasite can be transmitted through water and food, among other ways, and it can embed itself in the intestinal lining, making it undetectable except by very specific tests, according to the Star Ledger's report.

Giambi has been tested for cancer and HIV in the last week. Both tests came back negative.

Giambi is scheduled to see another infectious disease specialist on Monday and will undergo specific tests for E. Histolytica, the newspaper reported. The results of those tests will determine whether the Yankees decide to put Giambi on the disabled list again.

There is concern that Giambi, who has missed 13 starts this season, might have to sit out the remainder of the season to rest. He's sat out four of New York's last five games; Giambi started at first base Friday in Boston but skipped the remaining two games of the series. He is hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

Although I am an avowed Red Sox fan, let's hope he's okay and makes it through this. Remember, we love to win, but we don't want anything bad to come to people.
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Postby Super GM » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:25 pm

I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D
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Postby Strasil42 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:30 pm

wow... lets all hope and pray he is fine.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:46 pm

Super GM wrote:I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D

Man that's a crazy comment. I'm no doctor but I'm pretty sure these parasites have nothing to do with steroids. It's fun to bash the Yankees but I don't think it's too cool to be making light of Giambi's situation. Just my $.02.
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Postby blankman » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:00 pm

Amazinz wrote:
Super GM wrote:I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D

Man that's a crazy comment. I'm no doctor but I'm pretty sure these parasites have nothing to do with steroids. It's fun to bash the Yankees but I don't think it's too cool to be making light of Giambi's situation. Just my $.02.


Agreed. The parasites have nothing to do with steriods or lack thereof. Lets all hope he's ok.
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Postby nsulham » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:02 pm

Def. not cool when the words fatal and disease are mentioned. Hate to say it but looks like the Yankees should plan on him not playing again this season.

And when I say hate to say it, I mean from a personal standpoint. Never like to see someone's health in jeopardy, especially something serious like this. As a Yankee-hater though, well Giambi out for the year wouldn't exactly be so bad ;-7
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:18 pm

Man... this is just sad news :-t
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Postby rmeesig » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:21 pm

Super GM wrote:I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D


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Postby BGbootha » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:21 pm

Super GM wrote:I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D


uncool!!!!! :-t
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Postby BoSox4life » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:29 pm

BGbootha wrote:
Super GM wrote:I read that too on ESPN. Kinda scary...So kids, if you lay off steroids, this won't happen to you. ;-D


uncool!!!!! :-t


This is awful news.

However, this could very well have came about because of steroid use...you never know. GM is entitled to his opinion and he could be right...once again, you never know. I really hope it isn't steroids because Giambi is one of the couple Yankees who is tough to hate.
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