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schmidty wrote:Scooter1027 wrote:Good news for those interested: http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=7/17/2007&id=26532
Looking like a 2 week precautionary stint, not the 6 weeks that were potentially feared. It's only a small tear, not a complete one.
The headline of the article you quoted says 4-6 weeks. Despite not being a complete tear, that still sucks pretty hard
i was wondering about this myself. i have him in a keeper league and before the injury i had planned on him as one of my keepers. now i am starting to think otherwise. what should us sheets owners do?nothingtoproveco wrote:So here's a question to all the Sheets owners out there. What should be done now? Obviously if there is a DL spot left open, stash him there but otherwise what should be done? Keep him around and hope he comes back strong for the postseason or cut losses and pick up somebody of the wire?
The good news, Ash said, is that the tendon is intact and no surgery is required. Sheets' injury is different from the one suffered earlier this season by Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya, who tore the tendon in his finger and continues to rehab. It is more similar to the one suffered by then-Braves pitcher Horatio Ramirez, who suffered a more significant tear last season and needed about 12 weeks to recover.
The area of focus for Sheets is the "A-4 pulley," located near the tip of his right middle finger. Sheets said his mindset was that he will miss the full six weeks, so if he returns before that it's a bonus.
"It's up to Ben and his healing process," Ash said. "[There are] no definitive answers. We'll just have to be patient and monitor it. We have a lot of faith in our medical staff. They have been right in the past and we will continue to take their assessments."
Sheets will do arm exercises that do not involve putting pressure on his finger to keep his elbow and shoulder strong. He will remain in uniform with the team.
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