Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Braun's Back (Or Is He?)

I don't want to cast a pall over the Milwaukee Brewers, I have no first hand knowledge of anything, and I'm certainly no doctor, but I have the same feeling this morning about Ryan Braun's back as I had about Yovanni Gallardo's knee the morning after his injury. In Gallardo's case, my worst case scenario suspicions were true.

If you look back at the video, Braun seems to have reaggravated his injury on the second to last pitch, and not the last as was reported. He swung very awkwardly at a ball well off the plate and fouled it off. Right after he had a grimace on his face that told me something wasn't right. Then he swung and missed at the last pitch, possibly making a reaggravated injury even worse.

Again, I don't know anything about anything other than having a twitchy back myself, but my fear is that Ryan Braun will be placed on the DL before tonight's game.

I hope I'm wrong.


DannyNoonan said...

I had the same feeling. Luckily we should be okay in the next two series without him. Hopefully that's enough time. It would be nice if Branyan were around to replace some of that slugging. He has played in the outfield before.

Scott Segrin said...

From the looks of things, thankfully this seems like a false alarm. I saw Braun in the dugout last night and he seemed to be moving around fine.

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