Post Archive Featuring injuries
Just when Miguel Cabrera’s conversion to third base seemed to be going swimmingly, the reigning American League batting champion was injured by a hard-hopper off the bat of Hunter Pence that hit him in the face and knocked him out of Monday’s Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
Cabrera immediately left the game, a towel covering the bloodied right side of his face. The Tigers led at the time, 1-0, with one out in the first inning. The club later announced that Cabrera was receiving stitches and would undergo precautionary X-rays. (MLB.com)
Nicklas Lidstrom has had a setback in his recovery from a deep ankle bruise.
The Red Wings’ captain skated for a very brief time Wednesday morning at Honda Center, but returned to the dressing room without working up a sweat.
“It is discouraging and it’s disappointing too that you’re feeling better and it’s getting up to over two weeks now,” said Lidstrom, who was injured Feb. 25. “So it’s frustrating when you want to be out there playing and you can’t.”
Lidstrom will sit out his eighth straight game when the Wings play the Ducks Wednesday night. It is the 43rd game of his career – regular-season and playoffs – that the legendary defenseman will miss in his 20 NHL seasons. (NHL.com)
Right-hander Jacob Turner has made three Grapefruit League appearances this spring. His fourth will not take place for some time.
Detroit Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Wednesday morning that Turner has tendinitis in his throwing shoulder and will be shut down while undergoing treatment for it.
“Right now, the time frame is he won’t pick up a baseball for a week,” Rand said. “We’ll reassess at that point.” (MLive.com)
Michigan State’s national title hopes took a hit Sunday when the Spartans announced that starting freshman forward Branden Dawson tore his left ACL and is done for the season.
Dawson played seven minutes, scoring four points and making two field goals and grabbing two steals in the last second 72-70 home loss to Ohio State on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Michigan State (24-7), which tied Ohio State and Michigan with 13-5 records atop the Big Ten, will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament next week in Indianapolis and was in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament before the loss to the Buckeyes.
Now, the Spartans are likely a No. 2 after North Carolina beat Duke in Durham on Saturday night to win the ACC regular-season title.
Dawson averaged 21.1 minutes a game, 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and was a key member of the frontcourt rotation with senior starter Draymond Green, Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix. (ESPN)
Quick update from Nationwide Arena: Nicklas Lidstrom is out tonight for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wings take on the Blue Jackets at 7 tonight FSD+. Lidstrom will miss the game because of a bruised ankle suffered when he was hit by a puck Saturday, general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press.
Doug Janik has been called up to flesh out the lineup. The Wings also are without defenseman Kyle Quincey, who is day-to-day with a groin injury. Brendan Smith was called up Monday to take Quinceys place. (Detroit Free Press)