Friday, September 24, 2004

More Carpenter vs. Penny

Today's Post-Dispatch article, along with a Brad Penny blurb from Yahoo.

Here are the important sections from each.

Chris Carpenter -
Paletta found that Carpenter is experiencing nerve irritation rather than a muscle tear.
Brad Penny -
...underwent an electromyography on Thursday which confirmed that he has irritation in a nerve in his right arm.

The Cardinals are saying that Carpenter won't throw again before late next week at best, still holding out hope for playoff starts. Meanwhile, the Dodgers - another team with post-season aspirations - have shut down Penny for the next 2 to 3 months. This despite him taking off six weeks initially to rest the arm.

End result? While we can't be certain how severe the Carpenter injury is, Cardinal fans probably shouldn't bank on the team's #1 starter being available in the post-season.

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