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Josh Hamilton gets a cortisone shot

Jul 24, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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Josh Hamilton has missed back-to-back games with a bum ankle and it now looks like he’s going to miss more, as he required a cortisone shot.

The weirdest part is that the ankle — which he has described as being sore – was apparently hurt doing nothing. Hamilton explained it to the L.A. Times:

He said the ankle first stiffened on him when he awoke Monday morning. With no apparent trigger for the injury, Hamilton explained how it happened this way: “I woke up.”

Hamilton said “I guess I’m getting older.” Which, yes, I feel you, dude. But it is strange for a major league ballplayer to get hurt like that.  Not the strangest  — here are some of those — but definitely not one you see every day.


  1. bfunk1978 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Great, glad to see you defending athletes getting injections again, Craig!

  2. mattjg - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Weird, I took it a sign I was getting older when something DIDN’T stiffen on me when I awoke Monday morning.

    • caeser12 - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM

  3. ditto65 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    PED user!

    • southofheaven81 - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM


  4. aceshigh11 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Hey…at least it’s not morphine!


    Am I right? Eh? EH?

  5. cur68 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Cortisone Apologist

    • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      You anti-PEZ haters make me crazy.

      • paperlions - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        Who hates PEZ? PEZ are great!

      • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

        I know right. Weirdos.

      • mrpinkca - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        I don’t hate PEZ, but I don’t like them either.

        The dispensers are nice, but the candy is sub par.

      • Old Gator - Jul 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        My favorite is the Nicole Brown Simpson Pez dispenser.

  6. sportsnut101 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    He’s stealing 125 mill from angels
    Texas won this battle

    • jarathen - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Arte Moreno is a lot smarter about beer pricing than free agents past 30.

  7. losanginsight - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Somewhere,Dipotos seat got a little hotter.

  8. Old Gator - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Coritsone huh? Right. Piss test!

    • historiophiliac - Jul 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      That comment is so Florida. ;)

  9. misterj167 - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    I heard he took an aspirin when he had a headache too. We should take all his money away, he’s clearly a cheater. If he had any gumption he’d be an owner and get the same fans who scream hate at cheaters to pony up tax money for a new stadium, that’s how MAKERS do things.

  10. jeffa43 - Jul 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Oh, that was the problem…. I am sure this will be the cure for his seasons issues.

    Hamilton = a mask and a gun.

  11. drewsylvania - Jul 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Performance-enhancing drug right there.

    What’s that, you say? MLB allows it?


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