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Michael Bourn may miss a week with finger laceration

Apr 14, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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Indians outfielder Michael Bourn suffered a laceration on his right index finger when he slid head-first into first base to avoid colliding with White Sox reliever Matt Thornton in this afternoon’s game. Thornton accidentally stepped on Bourn’s finger with his cleat, causing the laceration.

MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports that Bourn had five stitches put in his hand and won’t be able to play until those stitches are removed — a time period of 5-7 days, he suggests.

Bourn has had a good start to the season with his new team, hitting .333 with seven extra-base hits in 45 trips to the plate.

  1. ursuline86 - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Not to take anything away from Bourn, he has been one of the players actually hitting the ball well so far, but it is another example of why NOT to slide head first rather run thru the bag at first. Nothing good usually comes of it and colliding with a pitcher might have been the lesser of the two.

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