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UPDATE: Justin Upton sprained his ankle

Mar 24, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

UPDATE: Upton took to Twitter Wednesday evening to explain that his ankle is “fine” and that he was pulled as a precaution.  He expects to return after a few days of rest.

5:15pm: MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert tweets that Justin Upton has left today’s Dbacks game against the White Sox with a sprained ankle.  Hard to say when it happened, as there was no cart-him-off-the-field moment. He singled, stole a base and scored in the second inning, and was subsequently pulled.

No word on how serious it is yet, either but we can assume it’s more serious than an unsprained ankle, right? Simple deduction, my friends. Or is that induction?  Hmmm. I’ll be right back. I have to consult my collected works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Updates as they become available, of course, because that’s how we do.

  1. Paulk - Mar 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    I was watching that inning on the MLB network, and Upton was running free and easy when he stole 2nd…the throw to second went into the outfield, so he got up and hustled to third and slid into the bag with no throw. The next batter singled him home, and watching Upton score, you could see that he was limping a bit. Unless he somehow sprained the ankle while taking a lead off of third, my guess is that he sprained it on the unnecessary slide into third.

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