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Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:07 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 8:25 pm
 

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Josh Hamilton Josh Hamilton left Tuesday's game after two head-first dives against the Tigers.

UPDATE: Hamilton has a fracture in the upper area of his humerus bone -- which is the bone between the elbow and shoulder -- and will miss at least six weeks. Some outlets are calling for an eight-week absence. David Murphy will replace Hamilton in left field and Chris Davis appears headed to Texas as the roster replacement. (Dallas Morning News via Twitter)

Hamilton, the Rangers' designated hitter in today's game, slid head-first on an RBI triple in the first inning. Brandon Inge fell into Hamilton on the play. After his triple, Hamilton tried to tag up on a foul popup between home and third. Inge caught the ball and threw it to catch Victor Martinez, with both players diving, Martinez tagged Hamilton out. Hamilton walked to the dugout in apparent pain after making the third out. He seemed to be holding his back.

He was not happy about being sent home by third-base coach Dave Anderson.

"It was just a stupid play," Hamilton said. "I definitely shouldn't have done it. They had a good angle to cut me off where I was going. It was a little too aggressive. The whole time I was watching the play and I was listening. I was like, 'Dude, I don't want to go. Something is going to happen.' But I listened to my coach and I went." (Foul Territory )

The next time Hamilton spot came up in the lineup, Ian Kinsler was in his place. Hamilton was initially diagnosed with a strained right shoulder. X-Rays later revealed the fracture.

Just yesterday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram asked Hamilton  about being more cautious with his head-first slides after two feet-first slides in Monday's game. Hamilton said he wasn't being more cautious.

Hamilton said he's continued to wear the flak-jacket he wore after suffering broken ribs last season. He said that's kept him from holding back.

"If I didn't have my rib pads on, I might consciously do it," Hamilton said on Monday. "When I have these on, it doesn't matter."

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Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

bad injury...Hamilton is the heart of the lineup...i hope he can regain the form in time for the playoff race...hoping they won't rush him



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

That is the worst place to break your arm...I would not be surprised if Ham is out 3-4 months.  Headfirst slides invite injury.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

I totally agree....Greed is Not the answer to bring this country back. Greed is the cause and the down fall. 



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

I'm not trying to make this a political post but have you noticed the attendence at the MLB games this year. It looks like 5000 fans in Atlanta tonight. This country is heading down the tubes unless we make some real changes in 2012. I'm hoping everyone's at home paying attention to politics. Bought gas lately?

I love baseball and I hate to see this happening. I posted this a few weeks ago and some guy said it was because baseball plays a lot of opening day games during the day. But I haven't seen anything getting better for night games.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury


Ok Josh

I agree maybe not the smartest play........but you are in control. If you didn't think you can make it, then don't do it. You are the reigning MVP, I dont think your teammates would have called you out for not scoring.

Also, I just played high school and college baseball.......but we were always told.....DON'T SLIDE HEAD FIRST INTO HOMEPLATE!!!!!




Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with upper arm injury

You're an idiot. Obviously he didn't mean that he literally has a debt to pay off. It's a figure of speech, basically means that you have to pay the consequences for mistakes you make. Whether or not him getting hurt has anything to do with his drug use I don't know, I'm not a doctor and I'm guessing you aren't either.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with shoulder injury

The difference between you & Hamilton is, He's in the pro's & you played High School ball & maybe some College!! So with him being paid millions of dollars each year & the fact that he's a pro ball player, I think that he'll get 100x's better treatment & rehab than you got when you played for your high school team.. With that said, I think his timetable on the DL will be a lot shorter than your's because he's going to get the best treatment possible!! Plus you're not a doctor, so honestly you have actually have no idea how badly he's hurt unless you're his agent & his doctor!! Don't take any offence to this because i'm only busting your balls!!  



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Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:53 pm
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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with shoulder injury

Too bad he didn't break his jaw so he couldn't talk. 


SlumpBuster
Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:37 pm
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