Monday, August 11, 2008

Braun out for now

From the AP:
MILWAUKEE -- All-Star left fielder Ryan Braun remained out of the Brewers lineup Sunday, saying his lower back injury had made little progress.

Braun said he had trouble sleeping after sustaining the injury while swinging in the first inning of the Brewers' 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.

"It's definitely not good," he said. "There's no way I can swing a bat today."

Braun, the NL player of the month for July, is listed as day to day, and said he had "no idea" when he would return to the lineup. He said it appeared the injury was to his intercostal muscles, which are several groups of muscles that run between the ribs.

"We think it might be spasms," he said.

Braun said he would receive treatment throughout the day to speed his recovery, and was receiving electrical treatment through a wide belt he wore around his waist while autographing baseballs in the locker room before Sunday's game.

Braun is batting .300 with a team-high 30 home runs and 84 RBIs in 114 games.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press


Of course, the injury didn't stop Braun from filming a straight-to-YouTube commercial for Remington with supermodel Marisa Miller.

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