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Wilson suffers setback with oblique injury

Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:41 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

All-Star Giants closer Brian Wilson was slated for a side throwing session Wednesday, but shut himself down early in the throwing process, due to "recurring soreness" in his injured left oblique muscle. It's a setback that will likely cost Wilson his readiness for opening day. (San Jose Mercury News )

Wilson reportedly said he didn't feel great, but wasn't discouraged. If management doesn't want him to pitch in the opening game against the Dodgers a week from Thursday, he won't fight it.

The Giants will use the lefty-righty tandem of Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla in closing situations without Wilson, the Mercury News reports.

Wilson, 28, led the majors with 48 saves last season with a 1.81 ERA and has nailed down 127 saves the past three seasons. He's only thrown five innings this spring due to having injury issues in his lower back and oblique.

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Comments

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Wilson suffers setback with oblique injury

Really?  I don't recall Mariano Rivera having any trouble after all of his post-season work.




Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Wilson suffers setback with oblique injury

it's all good. Giants wont need Wilson opening day!<br />




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Wilson suffers setback with oblique injury

Wilson should shave the beard. It's gotten too heavy to handle without affecting his health. Best of luck to him and the Giants. I look forward to seeing the Athletics and the Giants playing in the 2011 or 2012 World Series.



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Wilson suffers setback with oblique injury

This is what happens when guys throw another month. They don't come back as healthy or as sharp the next year.


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