Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Soto
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Soto

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

Pitchers

Roy Oswalt

Oswalt is the latest Phillie to visit the athletic training room joining teammates Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Brad Lidge on the disabled list. Oswalt is suffering from back inflammation that began in mid-April. A brief break to tend to family matters did not help the situation and the stiffness has lingered.

Oswalt has a history of back problems dating back to 2007 when a vertebral disk in his back began bulging, pinching a neighboring nerve. The impingement caused left leg numbness and prematurely ended his season. The back flared up again in 2008 and 2009, resulting in several more stints on the disabled list. The latest round of spasms left him stiff and in pain but the three-time All-Star has progressed nicely during rehab.

The muscles of the back are both superficial and deep. They extend the entire length of vertebral column and are often injured during trunk rotation. If any of theses muscles become

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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