Like me, you may have been thinking (hoping) that a strained finger can't be too serious. Ben Sheets injury appears to be more serious than a 15-Day DL stint. I just came across an article in the Capital Times that makes some unfortunate comparisons.
"...Thompson heard something pop in his right middle finger after delivering a pitch to San Diego's Mark Loretta. Clutching his hand and hopping off the mound in pain, he was examined by the Braves trainer and escorted from the game."
Seem eerily familiar?
"The initial report on Thomson was that he would miss his next start after sustaining a strained flexor tendor. But an MRI later showed that Thomson had a partial tear to the tissue supporting the tendon -- which was similar to the diagnosis that the Brewers received Monday on Sheets and his injured middle finger."
"Thomson wound up missing nearly three months -- a 78-game span -- because of his injured middle finger."
Yovani "Lamborghini" Gallardo better be ready.
Apparently Adam Eaton also had a similar injury & similar recovery time. Sheets is set to undergo more tests today:
"The right-hander will have an ultrasound on his sprained right middle finger after an MRI scan yesterday confirmed the trainer's diagnosis." We should all have our fingers crossed for the rest of the day. Hopefully, the injury is something other than what happened to Thomson & Eaton.