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Angel Pagan actually had a stress fracture in his rib cage

May 27, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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Just when you thought the whole Mets misdiagnosing injury thing was in the rear-view mirror, here’s this.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Angel Pagan said earlier today that an MRI a little over two weeks ago revealed a stress fracture in his rib cage.

Pagan, who made his return to the Mets’ lineup tonight, was initially placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on April 22. He was shut down from a rehab assignment earlier this month with something the Mets called “point tenderness.” I’m not sure what that means exactly, but I can only assume that Pagan doesn’t enjoy people pointing and laughing at him.

Anyway, Pagan just laced a single in his first at-bat tonight against the Phillies, so the actual diagnosis probably doesn’t matter all that much as long as he’s healthy and back on the field.

  1. Kevin S. - May 28, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    How many times does this have to happen before MLBPA considers filing malpractice lawsuits? We can only hope that once Einhorn runs the team in a couple of years, he’ll be able to higher some real doctors. The Mets’ medical staff, like the rest of the team, is an absolute joke.

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