April 21, 2006

Cubs' Wrist-Case Scenario

Derrek Lee Out.
The Cubs likely will be without reigning National League batting champion Derrek Lee for the next two to three months because of two fractures in his right wrist.

The team wouldn't estimate Thursday how long Lee might be sidelined, saying only that he will be in a cast for as long as six weeks, including three weeks in a strong immobilizing cast that will extend to his elbow.

Lee fractured his distal radial bone and distal ulna Wednesday night in a collision at first base with the Los Angeles Dodgers' Rafael Furcal. Already trying to survive until pitchers Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and Wade Miller return from shoulder rehabs, the Cubs (9-5) will have a difficult time overcoming the loss of Lee.
This team was off to a promising start without Prior and Wood. Now, this happens. Why was I born a Cubs fan?


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