MLB News: Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton Has 2 Fractured Ribs

Hamilton has been out since Sept. 4 with a sore back, and the team just found the fractures.

Josh Hamilton has been out since crashing back first into the center field wall in Minnesota on September 4. He bent over in pain after the play but stayed in the game for the rest of the half inning before leaving the game.

As the Rangers were on a West Coast road trip, Hamilton stopped to see a back specialist who determined after two CT Scans that Hamilton had the two fractured ribs that he called stable.

Dr. Robert Watkins gave Hamilton an anti-flammatory shot and an epidural to numb the pain in Hamilton’s back. The shots are supposed to take up to 48 hours to take effect before Hamilton can resume baseball activities.

Hamilton lead the league with a .361 average with 31 HRs and 97 RBIs. The team still hasn’t given a timeline for when he might return to action.

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