Feb 27, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) loose control of the ball as Atlanta Braves catcher Ryan Doumit (4) slides into second safely during the third inning at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Jose Iglesias has stress fractures in both shins?

There was hope that when Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias went down with injury earlier this weekend, he wouldn’t be forced to miss significant time.

That’s looking less likely though after initial reports suggest that Iglesias has stress fractures in both of his shins.

Hoping to get a second opinion, Iglesias is flying to Colorado today.

Source close to Jose Iglesias just told me he has stress fractures of both shins,no longer shin splints.He’s Flying to Col for confirmation

While shin splints themselves are quite painful, fractures in both shins is extremely concerning. If that proves to be true, Iglesias will obviously miss an extended period of time but general manager Dave Dombrowski suggested that any official time missed is merely speculation at this point.

The Tigers have said they plan to fill Iglesias’ role internally, though that could always change depending on the severity of the injury. They do not appear to be interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew at the current moment.

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