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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:30 am

I just found this little article.

Cardinals: Pujols talks about his foot injury

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, February 21, 2005

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Albert Pujols doesn't want to let his sore foot slow him down. The Cardinals' slugger has been battling chronic plantar fasciitis in his left heel since last season, and admitted Sunday that he needs to be careful. "The injury will be in the back of my mind, and I want to be smart about it," Pujols said in an Associated Press report. "If it comes to the point that I am going through the pain that I went through last season, I don't think I can do it. I'll have to take some time off."

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Uh oh! Pujols underwent sound wave treatment twice this offseason to help with the pain, but obviously the heel is still an issue or he wouldn't be thinking about it or speculating on whether he'll need to take time off. Unfortunately, the fact that he says he can't go through another season with the kind of pain he endured last year has to negatively affect his fantasy valu
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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:32 am

Id still take him with the 1st pick.
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Postby Fumbler » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:33 am

Yeah, you better not draft Pujols now...save him for me ok? ;-)
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:34 am

I wonder if it will scare guys a little & he slips down to #2 or #3?
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:35 am

Goes to change order of top four from Pujols, Vlad, Beltran, Tejada, to Vlad, Bletran, Pujols, Tejada then realizes how stupid this would be and leaves it alone

Pujols + nagging foot = still #1 pick ;-D
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:35 am

with all these injury concerns, i wouldn't touch him until the 10th round ;-7

worrisome, yes, but hopefully nothing major. or maybe hopefully, as i don't have him in any of my leagues. :-? :-b
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:57 am

The quote that Fanball is reporting on was published in an AP article nearly a month ago. Not to say that there isn't anything wrong but I haven't read anything since then. Pujols had the same soundwave therapy on his foot that Magglio had on his knee. It's a little misleading for Fanball to publish that today and not mention the time frame. ;-D
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Postby CameronCrazy » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:19 am

you have to take pimpjols first
practially evry league that i have been in has had him on the winning team
he can still hit with his foot as he showed last year. and he does only play first base
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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:49 am

As a StLouis fan who watched Pujols ALL last year with the same problem... don't pay any attention to this. Yes, he'll take a couple days off like last year when he played 154 games, but doesn't matter. It didn't affect him last year, won't affect him this year.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:46 am

This is old news. Pujols played with this injury last year, and he still had a monster season. More hitters should have injuries like that. What does give me some concern, though, is that he might get some reduced at-bats late in blow-out games and later in the season if St. Louis runs away with the division again. I suspect the team brass will want their superstar to remain as healthy as possible into the offseason and in the future generally.
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