Placido Polanco Has a Hyperextended Left Elbow

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Placido Polanco left today's game in the second inning. According to Franzke and Wheels, Polanco has a hyperextended left elbow, which, apparently, has nothing to do with his offseason surgery. They said he was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons.

Like I said yesterday, I'm going glass half empty with all injuries from here on out. Our 35-year-old third baseman was just taken out of a game after feeling pain in the same elbow that was operated on this winter. The Phillies say the hyperextension was on the other side of the arm  was in the exact same spot as surgery. It's a different injury, but surgery usually affects (tightens) everything around it. Polanco is day-to-day.

We're now three weeks into spring training, and have already heard about injuries (varying degrees) to Cliff Lee, Chase Utley, Dom Brown, Brad Lidge, and now Polanco. – breathes into paper bag –

Start the countdown until a Dominican newspaper's report is grossly misinterpreted as a "broken elbow."

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17 Responses

    Reports are that Ruben sprained his thumb opening a bottle of Perrier at lunch this afternoon.
    How will he ever sign Michael Young? We’re FUCKED!

  2. from here on out i will sugar coat all injuries and pretend that they don’t exist, just like the players should

  3. Kyle, I have no problem with you reporting on injuries – they’re newsworthy and should be reported. My comment was aimed at the spate of “OMG HOW WILL WE EVER WIN” comments that inevitably follow (which, for once, hasn’t happened yet – but it’s early, give it time).

  4. haha, no worries, i was just being a sarcastic prick.
    i fully expect those comments to start rolling in. although, i’m starting to get a little bit concerned.

  5. can we get a photoshop of Samuel Jackson from Unbreakable in Phillies gear? just post that everytime with no explanation. Or a weird hockey explanation… upper body injury, left body injury etc

  6. I think he’d end up looking like that guy that rolls around on the motorized cart that blasts his boombox and sings about the phils. I heard his mix tape coming out on the home opener is the hot shit.

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