Sunday, September 26, 2010

There Is No Justice In This World

As if this year wasn't miserable enough, John Lindsey's seventh-inning HBP broke his hand, knocking him out for the rest of the season:

PHOENIX -- John Lindsey, the 16-year veteran minor leaguer who finally got his first big league callup when the Los Angeles Dodgers purchased his contract on Sept. 6, will miss what is left of the season after suffering a broken bone on his left hand in Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Lindsey was hit by a pitch from Diamondbacks rookie Daniel Hudson with two outs in the seventh inning. Lindsey winced in obvious pain, but managed to jog to first base, where manager Joe Torre and a trainer immediately met him. Although Lindsey remained in the game initially, by the time he got back to the dugout after Russell Mitchell subsequently grounded out to end the inning, his hand had swelled to the point that it was clear Lindsey needed further medical attention, and he was removed.

Lindsey immediately underwent an X-ray at the ballpark that showed a clean break of the fourth metacarpal. He is expected to see a hand specialist in either Phoenix or Los Angeles on Sunday, at which point it will be determined whether the fracture needs to be treated surgically. Even in a worst-case scenario, though, Lindsey is expected to be fully recovered well in advance of spring training.

"This will heal nicely," said Stan Conte, the Dodgers' director of medical services. "It will take some time to heal, but he will have plenty of time to be ready for spring training, no question about it."

Conte can talk about the broken hand. But how fast will the broken hearts of Dodger fans, let alone Lindsey's himself, take to heal too?

4 comments:

rbnlaw said...

I just like the fact that they're talking about him for the spring. Optimism that would make karina proud.

Dusty Baker said...

This. Season. Blows.

Fred's Brim said...

the season started it's swirl down the toilet when Dre broke his pinkie. We didn't see it right away, but nothing was the same after that.

Fred's Brim said...

I wish there wasn't Dave Justice in this world