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Diamond Cuts: A Pain in the Foot

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, PES, LAT). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Brett Anderson

Anderson's bad luck continues but this time it has nothing to do with his shoulder or elbow. Anderson will miss at least six weeks after a bone scan revealed a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot. The navicular is a small bone located in the mid-foot. It is a key component in weight transfer, making it vital that the bone completely heals so that Anderson can properly complete his pitching motion.

Unfortunately the bone often takes an extended period of time to heal and improper healing is a real risk. Anderson will be in the walking boot for four weeks and then have the foot reexamined. If there are any signs of delayed healing or bone displacement during the follow-up, surgery would become a strong possibility.

It may be time to move on for fantasy owners given Anderson's current injury woes and his lengthy injury history. Oakland brought up former Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento to

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