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Gordon Beckham out with nerve irritation in wrist

Apr 10, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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Gordon Beckham exited last night’s game after tweaking his left wrist on a swing and Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that the White Sox second baseman “will be out of action on Wednesday and could be sidelined longer after suffering nerve irritation.”

According to Merkin no structural damage was found in an X-ray, but Beckham hasn’t had an MRI exam yet and he’s out indefinitely. “There’s no structural damage, but there is definitely some pain,” Beckham told Merkin. “It’s going to take a couple of days. It hurts now just standing here.”

Jeff Keppinger is expected to shift to second base in Beckham’s absence, with Conor Gillaspie taking over at third base.

  1. coryfor3 - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    I have no idea what this means. He swung at a pitch and now his wrist hurts but there is no structural damage. Is that basically it? And the pain is explained by calling it “nerve irritation?” I think that basically means that you have nerves that allow you to feel things and there is some pain so your nerves are irritated. I love sports medical speak. I guess they can’t say, “Gordon isn’t playing because his wrist hurts. It isn’t broken and nothing is torn but it hurts. Keppinger will play and you won’t really notice much of a difference.”

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