Good news. Good news?
Shef is going to keep playing
WITH A TORN THUMB LIGAMENT! Sounds a bit scary to me, but apparently he played a large chunk of last year with the undetected torn ligament, too.
Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield can play with a torn ligament in his right thumb and will be back in New York's lineup for spring training games later this week.
Sheffield, who reinjured the thumb last weekend, was examined Tuesday in New York by hand specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser.
Sheffield, who was to return to Tampa on Tuesday, originally hurt the thumb last July while playing for the Atlanta Braves, but he never had an MRI exam and the torn ligament went undetected. He hit .327 after the injury with 17 homers and 62 RBI in 69 games.
Well, he's proven that he can play with it, but I just hope it doesn't come to haunt him later this year when we REALLY need him in top shape.
posted by shawn
: 3/09/2004 11:09:00 AM -