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No cast or surgery for Nishioka

Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:56 pm

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Tsuyoshi NishiokaThe Twins and Tsuyoshi Nishioka got good news on Friday when he was evaluated by the team doctor during Friday's game.

Dr. John Steubs said Nishioka's broken left fibula will not require surgery or a cast, although no timetable is set until his soreness and swelling subsides, reports.

"It's still a fracture, but it's not a huge injury that will force me to miss the season or anything," Nishioka told reporters through translator Ryo Shinkawa. "I just want to get back as soon as possible."

Nishioka is on crutches and manager Ron Gardenhire said he expects his second baseman to be out four to six weeks.

The first-year Twin was injured when the Yankees Nick Swisher slid into him, trying to break up a double play. Swisher visited Nishioka and apologized, which Nishioka said was unnecessary. 

Minnesota called up  Luke Hughes to play second in Nishioka's absence. Huges led the twins with six home runs in the spring. Hughes started at second and hit eight, going 0 for 3, in the Twins' 2-1 victory over Oakland on Friday.

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Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: April 9, 2011 9:08 am

No cast or surgery for Nishioka

Sorry for Tsuyoshi, that's an unnecessary injury.

But Luke Hughes is an Aussie. Therefore, he's a top bloke. Go Hughesy!

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