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Victor Martinez says quadriceps injury is no big deal

Oct 16, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

Victor Martinez AP

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez injured his quadriceps while taking a wide turn around first base in the ninth inning last night, grabbing his leg in pain before diving back into the bag.

He was immediately removed for a pinch-runner and just from watching the play it sure seemed like a potentially serious injury, but afterward Martinez insisted to Bobby Nightengale of MLB.com that he’ll be healthy enough to play in Game 4 tonight:

Just a little cramp. but that was it. Anyway, I was going to get a pinch-runner, so not a big deal.

Well, he’s probably right about the pinch-runner part and we’ll find out if he’s right about the “not a big deal” part in six hours or so.

  1. rickdobrydney - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Tigers are banged up big time. I don’t think I ever saw Cabrera swing through as many fastballs as last night. He is hurting.

  2. mornelithe - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Well, that’s certainly good news (and hopefully accurate), as a Sox fan I want the Tiger’s at their best, even though I know a few of their players are struggling with injuries currently. It sucks when injuries have a large impact on games, especially really important series like the ALCS/WS.

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