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St. Louis Cardinals’ Allen Craig to undergo X-rays

Sep 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (21) hits an RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig will undergo X-rays on his injured left foot on Thursday.

It was initially reported that Craig had suffered a foot sprain, resulting in him missing the team’s last 18 games.  Despite that fact he still leads the Cardinals in RBI with 97 — and is still in the top 10 in the National League on top of that.  Needless to say, he is important to the Cardinals.

With St. Louis about to start the playoffs, having Craig healthy is of optimal necessity if they are to make a run.  While they still have the ability, as with any team, to push deep into the playoffs, having their leading RBI man would certainly help.  Craig’s foot is not healing as quickly as the team had hoped.

Cardinals’ general manager John Mozeliak spoke about the uncertainty of the situation, via ESPN.com news services and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I hate to focus too much on that because I don’t know if he’s ever going to be physically ready to do that this year (resume baseball activities),” Mozeliak said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “The way I’m always more comfortable dealing with players is when they’re cleared to go do baseball-related activities. He hasn’t been cleared for that yet.”

Stay tuned for updates on the X-rays.

Topics: Allen Craig, MLB, Mlb Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals

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