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Dubious injury puts Holliday's season in jeopardy

Posted on: September 14, 2011 10:17 am
Edited on: September 14, 2011 5:01 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Cardinals' uphill battle to tracking down the Braves in the NL Wild Card race just got a bit more steep. All-Star left fielder Matt Holliday may be done for the season after hurting himself Tuesday night ... in the on-deck circle. He was reportedly taking some warm-up swings and just couldn't grip the bat any longer.

Holliday has inflammation in his right hand tendon. He will be shut down for four to five days and then re-evaluated (Fox Sports Midwest).

Considering the last day of the regular season is exactly two weeks away and the Cardinals are trailing the Braves by 4 1/2 games, this injury has devastating potential to the Cardinals. Even if Holliday recovers quickly he'll only have a few days left to get back in the lineup. Allen Craig and Corey Patterson should see most of the time in left with Holliday down, but expect manager Tony La Russa to use several guys, as we know how he loves to push those buttons.

Holliday, 31, is a five-time All-Star who is hitting .295/.388/.528 with 22 home runs, 74 RBI, 82 runs. He's already missed time this season after an appendectomy, a side injury he suffered in the weight room and a quad injury. Oh, and he had to leave a game when a moth flew into his ear. Considering the awful luck he's had this year with freak injuries, maybe he should just pack it up and start fresh next season.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:21 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:21 am
 

Dubious injury puts Holliday's season in jeopardy




Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 10:42 am
 

Dubious injury puts Holliday's season in jeopardy

Makes you think of what? Bad luck? Freak injuries? I don't understand your impiication.



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:56 am
 

Dubious injury puts Holliday's season in jeopardy

My question is why is this guy so injury prone for a young man.  Makes you think?



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Dubious injury puts Holliday's season in jeopardy

atleast he didnt get hit in the family jewels this time



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Dubious injury could end Holliday's season

er, "NOW" fixed. Guess it's gonna be a long day for me, huh?



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Dubious injury could end Holliday's season

Bah, I hate missing that one. I'll take the blame and the abuse that follows. It's not fixed and thanks to William for getting my back.

- Matt



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Dubious injury could end Holliday's season

Jay, Berkman, Patterson, and the rest of the team can suck it up.  TLR will use the teams and match ups he has available to the best of his ability, all the Cardinals need to do is play to win the game and if they are good enough, they will reach the palyoffs, if not get ready for 2012  Holliday is not the issue, the defense and relief pitching is the problem.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Dubious injury could end Holliday's season

Oh my gosh, a typo!  Let's revoke this guy's right to work in the US.  Good Lord.


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