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Rafael Furcal trips over rope, sprains thumb

Aug 21, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT

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Rafael Furcal had a little accident and will miss Sunday night’s game with the Cubs.  Tweets Buster Olney:

Rafael Furcal sprained his thumb when bracing a fall, after tripping over a rope near the batting cage here in Wrigley…

Olney didn’t say which thumb.  Furcal broke his left thumb and missed six weeks earlier this season.  He also missed a month with a strained oblique, and he’s hit just .204/.275/.284 with 26 runs scored in 211 at-bats for the season.

With Furcal out, the Cards have Daniel Descalso playing shortstop and batting eighth tonight.  Skip Schumaker is in the leadoff spot.

  1. crookedstick - Aug 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    LaRussa has already filed a protest with MLB because the rope wasn’t there when the Cubs were taking BP.

    • jimbo1949 - Aug 21, 2011 at 7:24 PM

      Did you forget the sarcasmoticon?

  2. stlducks - Aug 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    wow crookedstick, bash a manager for sticking up for his team. I dont think larussa would have said anything if the players didnt say something.

    • paperlions - Aug 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM

      With his incessant complaining about things, LaRussa has earned the jokes.

  3. fearlessleader - Aug 21, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    The St. Louis Post says it’s the right thumb, and calls the injury severe. As a lifelong Cards fan, let’s just say that the finger I’m giving to this season is right in the middle.

    • wlschneider09 - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:05 AM

      Ah yes, but is it strained from overuse, just like a certain digit on us Twins fan is?

  4. lanflfan - Aug 22, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I see the real Rafael Furcal stood up. Dodger fans know this all too well.

    Get used to it, Card’s fans, this guy makes a glass jaw look like titanium.

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