Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Josh Hamilton Likely To Hit 15-Day DL With Bruised Ribcage
"I'm in extreme pain, no matter what I do," Hamilton said.
Hamilton injured the rib cage running into a wall last Tuesday in Toronto. He has started just three of the Rangers last six games. He was not in the lineup on Sunday or Monday.
"I probably need to rest it and let it heal," Hamilton said. "I've been battling through it the last four or five days. I tried it yesterday in batting practice and it didn't feel right."
The Rangers have not made any formal decision yet. But it doesn't look good. Hamilton is having trouble breathing.
"I can't do much of anything," Hamilton said. "I can't work out, I can't run, I can't swing, I can't throw. We'll see. All I know is I prayed about it and have peace about it. I'm going to do what I need to do to get it right."