Thursday, May 1, 2008
The not so fake injury
So now comes news that Hughes has a stress fracture of his ninth rib and won't even resume throwing for 4 weeks. This is about as bad as news can get. Not only do we have to wonder about Phil's ability to pitch but also his ability to stay healthy as well. The injury started to hurt him about a week ago so unfortunately I don't think you can credit all of the bad pitching to his injury. So what now? Will Phil be brittle? Can he evolve? Well this year, like last, doesn't look like is going to decide that. The Hughes story won't be even be close to clear for years now.