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Diamond Cuts: The Latest Dodgers Injury

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.


Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, and Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers injury woes continue as Ramirez's right shoulder is currently in a sling following a tumble into the crowd at Wrigley. If you watch the video, it is hard to tell what part of Han-Ram's shoulder was hurt, making it difficult to speculate what exactly occurred. The Dodgers did not provide any additional insight simply calling the injury a "jammed shoulder". That vague description does little but provide a minor bit of information regarding the mechanism of injury. It's similar to referring to a knee injury as a hyperextended knee. When a hyperextension occurs, multiple injuries including sprains and strains are in play.

Ramirez is slated for a MRI on Monday that will provide better details to how long he will be sidelined. The team fears the worst and has hinted Ramirez will miss an extended period of time. The use of the sling to prop the injured arm is another sign that the injury should be consid

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