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Ishikawa tears ligaments 'slipping on a staircase'

Feb 17, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

Travis Ishikawa showed up at Giants camp today wearing a protective boot on his left foot before revealing to reporters that he tore ligaments in his big toe three weeks ago from “slipping on a staircase.”
Ishikawa was able to take batting practice while wearing the boot and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that surgery is merely a “longshot possibility” at this point. However, if Ishikawa does need to go under the knife he’d likely be sidelined for about three months.
Ishikawa is a defensive whiz at first base, but hasn’t shown much offensively and will be fighting for a bench job after the Giants signed Aubrey Huff last month. He was expected to get some outfield reps in an attempt to improve his versatility in a reserve role, but obviously those plans have been put on hold.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    That staircase looks a lot like Jeff Kent’s dirt bike, don’t it?

  2. Charles Gates - Feb 17, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Given how the Yankees treated Aaron Boone’s baseketball injury (which he was contractually barred from playing so the Yankees voided his contract rather than pay him for his multi-month DL stint (I think) a few mere months after breaking the hearts of the collective Red Sox nation by getting renamed “Aaron Effing Boone”), I wouldn’t be shocked if Ishikawa misremembers exactly how he hurt his piggily wiggily.

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