Jeff Francoeur Has Torn Thumb

francoeur-diveAlthough the x-rays proved negative for breaks, an MRI has shown that Jeff Francoeur has torn ligaments in his thumb, the result of a sliding catch made over the weekend.

However, he is not expected to miss significant time. Alex Cora played with similarly torn ligaments in his thumbs, and Francoeur is just as tough — even if his nickname is “Frenchy”.

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  1. Mike August 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Don’t forget: “he plays a lot of games.” This injury would get in the way of that.