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Update: Yankees claim Wang has sprain

Posted By Peter Abraham On June 15, 2008 @ 6:05 pm In Misc | 265 Comments

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The Yankees did not reveal much about Chien-Ming Wang’s injured right foot.

“We’re saying it’s a sprained foot,” Joe Girardi said. The manager said the injury was to Wang’s foot, not his Achilles tendon or ankle. They would not say whether he had a fracture.

Wang was examined by Dr. John Duggan, a physician affiliated with the Astros. Wang is on his way back to New York and will have an MRI tomorrow.

Wang did not want to meet with the media. But as he left the clubhouse and was taken away on a golf cart, I managed to get two questions in:

Q: How does it feel?

A: “It hurts a lot.”

Q: Do you think it’s bad?

A: “Maybe. I’ll know tomorrow.”

With that, the cart took off.

UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: Here is the statement the Yankees issued from Wang:

“I feel sore. The doctors say I have to go to get an MRI tomorrow.Of course I’m disappointed. And on Tuesday, when I know more, I will talk.”

Also, Girardi said he would “be shocked” if Wang makes his next start.

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