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July 7, 2010

Jake Peavy to the DL with “detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder”

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 7, 2010 3:09 pm
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White Sox Press Release:

Prior to tonight’s game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder and recalled right-hander Jeffrey Marquez from Class AAA Charlotte.

… Marquez, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 48.

Chris DeLuca:

Detatched lat for Peavy likely means he’s out till Sept. best-case. White Sox will pursue starter on trade market.

Dan Hudson says hi.

UPDATE: Peavy’s injury will probably require surgery. And that likely means the season is over for Peavy.

UPDATE #2: Will Carroll wonders if Peavy will be able to come back at all:

Injury expert Will Carroll immediately tweeted a dark diagnosis for Peavy. In a video released Wednesday afternoon, Carroll pointed to Oakland starter Ben Sheets, St. Louis starter Brad Penny and Boston ace Josh Beckett as injury comps for Peavy, but in each case, the pitchers merely had to recover from strains, not full tears.

“Can he come back at all becomes the question,” Carroll said.

UPDATE #3: Mark Gonzales also wonders about Peavy’s career:

The probable loss of Jake Peavy for the rest of the season cast an uncertain pall on the White Sox’s postseason hopes as well as the long-term future of their marquee pitcher. …

UPDATE #4: Video of Peavy’s comments (4:37).

Will Carroll agrees he’s out for this year but he sounds a bit optimistic for Peavy coming back afterwards:

The question now becomes whether or not Peavy can come back at all. There are no comparables for this. Again, I went to my doctors and therapists, who think that he can come back. “It’s not a cuff,” said one ortho, “and putting the muscle back in place isn’t difficult. It’s an anchor. It’s not like there’s multiple structures or ways to do it really.” A physical therapist put it more succinctly: “If a nail comes out of your wall, you hammer it back in place. That’s all this is.” We’ve seen players come back from detached muscles before.

And another animation of the injury, this one by ESPN’s injury guru, here.

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