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Jed Lowrie out 4-6 weeks with nerve issue in right leg

Jul 17, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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Jed Lowrie was placed on the disabled list this weekend because of a sprained right ankle. That should heal within the next 15 days, but the 28-year-old shortstop has another injury that will not.

According to beat writer Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Tuesday evening that Lowrie has been diagnosed with a nerve issue in his right leg. He’ll be in a boot for a week and won’t return to Houston’s starting lineup for at least a month.

Lowrie has posted a respectable .253/.343/.456 batting line with 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 80 games played this season. The Astros entered play Tuesday evening with a 34-56 record, ranking dead-last in the six-team National League Central.

  1. giselleisasucubus - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    The shocker is this is his first big injury this year.BTW- Astro fans, when this guy is reported to miss 4-6 weeks, better plan on 8-10. This guy will never play en entire season.

  2. aceshigh11 - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    This guy just can’t catch a break. I liked him when he was with the Red Sox, but he’s way too fragile.

  3. homelanddefense - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    as a Red Sox fan, Im surprised it took this long

  4. jkaflagg - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Nothing classier that gloating about a man’s injury……

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