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Adam Wainwright does not expect to miss turn in Cardinals’ rotation with hyperextended knee

Apr 23, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was pulled at 79 pitches on Tuesday at Citi Field after taking an off step while trying to track down a high-chopper on the infield. He was then diagnosed with a hyperextended right knee, but it sounds like a rather minor injury.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the tall righty made it through his typical after-starts workout on Wednesday and said that he expects to take his normal turn in the Cardinals’ rotation this Sunday against the division-rival Pirates.

Wainwright, 32, owns a spectacular 1.46 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with 35 strikeouts through 37 innings (five starts) this season.

He finished second behind Clayton Kershaw in the 2013 National League Cy Young Award voting.

  1. gostlcards5 - Apr 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Awesome news. The Cards need him, and he’s a good dude. Would hate to see him miss time.

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