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Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:48 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2011 3:54 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

This could be bad news for the World Series champions.

All-Star closer Brian Wilson has suffered a mild oblique strain and will be reevaluated Monday. Reports say this leaves opening day in doubt.

"There's concern, sure," manager Bruce Bochy said. "Sometimes these things take longer than others. On Monday we'll have a better idea, and then I can tell you how much concern, but sure there's concern when it's an oblique."

 "We still have some time here. He was at a pretty good place before he injured it, how he was throwing. It's a setback. Hopefully Monday we'll find it it's not too long of a setback. I know how tough and strong he is. He isn't overly concerned." (San Francisco Chronicle )

Obviously there are lots of different directions this could take, but oblique strains have a tendency to linger, and it's especially problematic when throwing -- which might be a problem for pitchers, no? In fact, this specific injury sometimes causes pitchers to miss a month. The season is less than two weeks away, so it looks like the Giants will be starting the year without their fireman.

Wilson, 29, led all of baseball with 48 saves last season and sported a minuscule 1.81 ERA.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Good! It was bad Karma going to Charlie Sheen's house for a party smack dab in the middle of spring training. Stupid starry-eyed jock. Sheen is bad news.




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 9:46 am
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Wow, 48 saves, that's impressive, I think the Phillies closer Brad Lidge was 48-0 the year they won the WS in 2008. So expect Wilson to either get injured or drop off form 48 saves in 2011.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2011 2:25 am
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

The beard is magic. 



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Looks like the first payment is due for the Giants selling their souls to win the World Series last year.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Preseason party at Zito's pad with Burrell, the Machine, and Wilson. Oblique  problem........nonsense. Brandon Belt in the lineup sandwiched between Panda, Posey, and Huff. Who needs a closer. Runs galore.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

Forget the oblique, just tell us if the beard okay!?!



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Wilson has oblique strain, opening day in doubt

To say 'opening day (is) in doubt' might be a little excessive. My guess is that opening day will go on as planned, Wilson or no Wilson.

Nevertheless, it's refreshing to see the word 'could' make a journalistic comeback. I'm looking forward to reading more stories about things that 'could' happen; bring on the speculation...


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