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September 17, 2011

Jones' MRI shows sprain; he hopes to play soon

Adam Jones said his MRI on Saturday showed a sprained right thumb – and no extra damage.

So he said he figures he’ll try to play through it and then rest after Sept. 28th’s season-ender. Jones hasn’t started since Friday, Sept. 9 at Toronto. He was not in Saturday’s starting lineup.

“I can’t hurt it no more,” he said. “It’s painful not to play, too, so I’m going to try and play and tolerate it.”

He has no problem gripping a ball, but when he swings a bat and makes contact, he feels the pain.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 6:25 PM | | Comments (2)


Jones shouldn't be high fiving people at the end of the game with that sprained thumb! I saw that Adam!

Why did it take them so long to decide to get a simple MRI? All we kept hearing is that although they didn't know what was causing the pain, the one thing they did know is that he didn't need an MRI.

That's crazy! That's like someone saying, "I don't know why I'm so sick that I can't even get out of bed for the past week. But I do know that I don't need to see a doctor."

Is this organization that incompetent?

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