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Adam Lind out 6-8 weeks with fracture in right foot

Jul 9, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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Some rough news here for the slumping Blue Jays.’s Gregor Chisholm reports Adam Lind has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot and is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks. Lind has been dealing with discomfort in the foot for much of July and finally decided to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed the broken bone.

“My mom wanted me to get an MRI — which I hadn’t had yet — because it wasn’t getting any better,” he told reporters after Wednesday’s 8-7 loss to the Angels. “So I asked for an MRI and it showed up.”

Lind is batting .320/.389/.489 in 198 plate appearances this season. It’s a big loss for the Jays, who are suddenly three games back of the Orioles in what has become a wide-open American League East.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jul 9, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    I feel like when you’re making like $5,000,000 a year and probably have pretty solid health insurance, and you use your body to earn that living….maybe you don’t need prodding from your mom to go to the doctor.

    You know, maybe after a day or two you suck it up and spend the $15 co-pay.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      On the more serious side, this, plus the Tanaka DL, might make the Rays even more likely to think about hanging on to Price and shooting for the division title.

  2. 1998yanks - Jul 9, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Mamm knows best!

  3. 1998yanks - Jul 9, 2014 at 9:05 PM


  4. missthemexpos - Jul 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Too many injuries for the Jays to come back from, even Mamma can’t help now.

  5. drewzducks - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    What an epic collapse. Maybe Mamma should be their trainer. They’ve actually performed worse than the woeful defending champs over the last 30 games. It’s the O’s division to lose with the Rays possibly sneaking into W.C. contention if they hold on to Price.

  6. jtreddog - Jul 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Big Jay fan here…what a frickin’ joke…how can this possibly happen in this day and age…heads need to roll and I’m not just talking about their lame medical staff…keep your head on a swivel AA…Mr. Pink Slip just got another nail

  7. mazblast - Jul 9, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    How can one of your major cogs be barely able to walk for WEEKS without the GM, manager, trainers, or team doctors saying, “You know, maybe we should have this checked out”? Good Lord, the guy was barely able to limp to first base when he singled as a pinch-hitter here in Cincinnati, and that was over three weeks ago!

    • Shayna - Jul 10, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      I am not defending the team staff here, as there can be no excuse for their failure to investigate further when healing was so slow. But in fairness, a non-displaced fracture is one in which the fractured bone remains completely aligned and apparently whole, with only a hairline to indicate that the fracture has happened. /Very/ hard to see. Missing it on the x-ray first time around is understandable, although not forgivable.

  8. dubblelznhell - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Yeah this is terrible from a player management/development point of view. Responsibility is also directed at Lind as well, as he should’ve had it checked out the moment he experienced discomfort longer than a couple games…..I mean we’re talking about almost a month that he could’ve spent healing….the jays weren’t doing as bad as they are now a month ago. Selfish move on his part. Now he’s gone until September….

  9. proudlycanadian - Jul 10, 2014 at 6:23 AM

    The original injury was caused by a foul ball hitting the top of his foot. When he was first hurt, the X-Rays did not show any break. All they indicated was a bone bruise that was expected to heal with time.

  10. proudlycanadian - Jul 10, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Not sure who the Jays will use to replace him on the roster, but I think that it might be a middle infielder such as Goins. I would expect that Francisco will take over as the primary DH against right handed pitchers.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 10, 2014 at 6:54 AM

      There is some thought that the Jays will call up Dan Johnson who has 17 home runs and 54 RBI’s in Buffalo. Johnson is not on the 40 man roster, so if he is called up, someone would have to be removed from the 40 man roster. Johnson will turn 35 next month.

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