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Johnny Cueto has shoulder inflammation; will be shut down for 7-10 days

Mar 21, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

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Johnny Cueto left his start Saturday after just one inning because he was suffering from biceps stiffness. The Reds flew Cueto to Cincinnati yesterday for an arm exam this morning with team doctors.  The verdict: “shoulder inflammation,” which seems more like a symptom than a malady, but what do I know? The upshot

: he’ll be shut down for a week to ten days and then begin a throwing program.

This almost certainly knocks him out of his first start of the year. That is, unless his “throwing program” is two days long or something.  He could probably use time on the shelf, though, as he had some forearm tightness about ten days ago too.  Something ain’t right in Cueto’s arm.

  1. spudchukar - Mar 21, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Something doesn’t jive here. Shoulder stiffness and forearm pain is not the same injury and you don’t need advanced courses in A & P to know this.

    • spudchukar - Mar 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

      Ooops, should read; “are” not the same injury, damn halftymers.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    So what? Brad Lidge has an inflamed tendon in his bicep. As I noted below, anything is possible in a world where squirrels can fly.

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