Disaster averted, at least momentarily for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton who suffered a thumb injury in Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners.
Hamilton injured the left thumb during a head-first slide into first base (when will players learn the dangers of this) and did what he could to stay in the game, but it wasn’t meant to be as the Angels wanted to handle the potential injury with kid gloves.
Thankfully x-ray’s on Hamilton’s thumb did return clean, good news for the Angels slugger. However, he’s still scheduled to undergo a MRI on the injury which will show any potential ligament damage.
X-rays on Hamilton’s thumb were negative, and he’ll have an MRI on Wednesday. Postgame, Hamilton had a sleeve on the thumb. Asked how it feels, he said, “It hurts.”
In addition to being painful, the injury apparently doesn’t look so sexy either as manager Mike Scioscia said the thumb is ‘pretty swollen’. I imagine it’s not doing much better the morning after, either.