Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury-Riddled Phils
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury-Riddled Phils

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Pitchers

Zack Greinke

Greinke's debut with the Brewers will be put on hold for at least three starts as a broken rib is expected to force the former Cy Young winner to the disabled list. Greinke suffered a fractured seventh rib and bruised eighth rib while participating in an offseason pickup basketball game.
The ribcage consists of 12 pairs of ribs with the bottom two pairs classified as floating ribs because they do not connect to the breastbone (sternum). The rib bone Greinke fractured is known as a vertebrocostal rib or true rib because its costal cartilage attaches directly to the sternum, in particular the xiphoid process. The seventh rib, along with ribs 1 though 6, rotates on its corresponding thoracic vertebrae to allow for changes in thoracic volume during breathing. Basically it rotates to increase the amount of air the lungs can take by increasing the size of the ribcage. Fortunately Greinke's fracture is a small, hairline fractur

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