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Juan Nicasio likely out until at least August with knee injury

Jul 6, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Juan Nicasio made it all the way back from a broken neck, but now a knee injury is threatening his season.

Initially scheduled to come off the disabled list this month, Nicasio has been shut down after needing to have his knee drained for a second time and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that he’s now “unlikely to return until August and possibly later depending on the diagnosis.”

Basically the Rockies need to figure out why fluid builds up in Nicasio’s knee every time he tries to ramp up his rehab. He was actually slated to throw a four-inning simulated game yesterday because everyone thought better of it.

  1. chill1184 - Jul 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Well thats certainly a kick in the teeth.

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