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Wilson's left knee survives rigors of spring
By Tracy Ringolsby, Rocky Mountain News
April 2, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE - Center fielder Preston Wilson has passed his spring-training test.
His surgically repaired left knee held up just fine during the exhibition season, and he will be in the lineup, hitting fourth, when the Rockies open the regular season against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on Monday afternoon.
We're ecstatic with his progress," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He has not had one setback. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get him through this."
Wilson is giving his left knee, on which he underwent two operations in the past year, a major test in the final days of spring training. He played five innings in the Rockies' 11-2 loss to the Texas Rangers at Isotopes Park on Friday night, after a seven-inning stint for the first time this spring.
He is scheduled to be in the lineup again today against the Rockies' Class AAA affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox, which would mark the first time he has played three consecutive days.
Wilson is wearing a brace.
"Why take a chance?" said Wilson. "I have been doing so great this spring, why mess with it? It doesn't bother me."
T-Bone Costanza wrote: Jeez, if I had made the idiotic mistake of telling everyone Wilson was sitting and caused dudes to miss out on the HR, I would be as embarrassed as hell by such an egregious mistake
T-Bone Costanza wrote:Hopefully you guys are reading my post correctly..... I started Wilson, I'm just pointing out the idiocy of the situation, both Rockies Correspondent Stephen Jenkins and anyone who listened to him.
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