An extreme case of the oblique ouchies

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An extreme case of the oblique ouchies

Rib muscle injuries have cost 40 players time on the disabled list
Cleveland’s Travis Hafner, one of several big names to spend time on the disabled list with an oblique strain, offered this diagnosis about oblique-strain recovery: “If it hurts when you sneeze ... you’ve got a long way to go.”
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal strained his oblique not while hitting, as most position players are prone to do, but rather while making an awkward throw to third base.
For pitchers such as Minnesota’s Glen Perkins, the average recovery time from an abdominal strain, which relies mostly on rest to heal, is 35.4 days. For position players, it’s 26.7 days.
Ty Wigginton, the Rockies’ third baseman, strained his left oblique simply by lifting his left hand to protect his face on a steal attempt in late April. “I did absolutely nothing for two weeks, basically.”

An extreme case of the oblique ouchies

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Cleveland’s Travis Hafner, one of several big names to spend time on the disabled list with an oblique strain, offered this diagnosis about oblique-strain recovery: “If it hurts when you sneeze ... you’ve got a long way to go.”
BBO
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal strained his oblique not while hitting, as most position players are prone to do, but rather while making an awkward throw to third base.
FILE
For pitchers such as Minnesota’s Glen Perkins, the average recovery time from an abdominal strain, which relies mostly on rest to heal, is 35.4 days. For position players, it’s 26.7 days.
BBN
Ty Wigginton, the Rockies’ third baseman, strained his left oblique simply by lifting his left hand to protect his face on a steal attempt in late April. “I did absolutely nothing for two weeks, basically.”
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