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Ryan Braun is back in Brewers lineup despite thumb injury

May 28, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

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Ryan Braun was out of the Brewers’ lineup yesterday because the discomfort from the thumb injury he’s had for two weeks was finally too much, but he felt good enough to pinch-hit in the ninth inning and is back in the lineup tonight.

Braun lined out as a pinch-hitter yesterday, but hit well overall during the stretch in which he described himself as “basically swinging with one hand for two weeks.” However, as of yesterday he was seemingly hinting at taking some time off to let the injury heal.

So either he made a miraculous recovery or Braun and the Brewers have decided playing through the pain is the smart move.

  1. cadillacjosh - May 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I’m interested to see how people relate this to PED’s.

    • zacksdad - May 28, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      He must injured it pushing the plunger of the hypodermic needle. I think it is called “Needle Thumb”, the over use of injecting oneself.

  2. holleywood9 - May 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Well that didn’t take long!

  3. onbucky96 - May 28, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Cue the PEF jokes in 3…2…1…

  4. barkleyblows - May 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Must be juicing again.

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