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Justin Duchscherer is done for the season

May 17, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

duchscherer.jpgThe Chroncle’s Susan Slusser reports that the worst case scenario has come to pass: Justin Duchscherer‘s injury is serious, he needs hip surgery and he’s done for the year. He’s had two previous surgeries for the same problem, so this is dire news.  I don’t think it’s hysterical to wonder if his career is in jeopardy.

It’s also not hysterical to worry about Duchscherer on a personal level.  You may recall that he suffered from clinical depression last year, which he attributed to being away from his routine, the team and off on his own rehabbing injuries.  One hopes that was an isolated thing, but it certainly makes one worry more about Duchscherer than other players who get shuffled off to the 60-day DL.

  1. APBA Guy - May 17, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    I certainly feel for the Duke, like many of us A’s fans. But I can’t say I’m surprised. At his age and with the rehab confronting him, it may be that his career is over. He leaves with a career 3.13 ERA in mainly a relief role, but he did start 32 games, including 22 in 2008 when he pitched to a 2.54 ERA and a career high 141 innings.

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