steela2110 wrote:"Brandon Phillips said X-rays found a hairline fracture in the tip of his right thumb.
The injury resulted from a groundball off his hand on Saturday. Phillips will sit out for now, but he thinks he'll be able to play through the injury for the most part. "I told them I don't want to go on the DL," Phillips said. "I feel like I can play with it." The Reds have Jerry Hairston Jr. at second base today."
Great.... this is from rotoworld
How big of an impact could a hairline fracture ON THE TIP OF A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE'S THUMB have on his power-stroke swing?
I could see him have a hard time fielding groundballs, but IMO the effect of such injury shouldn't take that big a toll on his overall offensive numbers...right?
Someone please tell me I am right as I'll be a Phillips owner May 27 via trade lol