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Kyle Lohse cleared to make next start despite finger injury

Jul 22, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

Kyle Lohse

Kyle Lohse has been cleared to take his next turn in the rotation Sunday after leaving the Cardinals to have his injured right index finger examined by team doctors in St. Louis yesterday.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that an MRI exam revealed no structural damage, so Lohse has been placed in a temporary splint and given anti-inflammatory medication.

Lance Lynn will likely be on standby should the Cardinals decide Lohse isn’t able to pitch Sunday, but the right-hander was “relieved” to get the relatively positive news on what he feared may have been a serious injury.

However, with a 1-5 record and 5.70 ERA in his last eight starts Lohse is hardly out of the woods yet in terms of being able to pitch effectively through the finger problems.

  1. cintiphil - Jul 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I always liked this guy when he was in Cinti, however he always had injury problems. When healthy, this guy is a very good pitcher with great “stuff”. However, that may be for two or three games a year. The balance of the season, he has some medical problem. Too bad for him, he could have been a great pitcher.

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