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Will Carroll on the Kinsler injury

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A snippet from Carroll's column today:

A dislocation is one of the most painful injuries there is. Hearing that trainers couldn't reduce (pop back in) the dislocated thumb of Ian Kinsler is painful just to think about. Kinsler had been hitting nearly .500, so this hurts in other ways. Kinsler will see a hand specialist for tests on Wednesday and what they find will determine how long he's out. A simple dislocation will cost him a month while ligament damage will require surgery and a loss of about three months. This is similar in nature to Rickie Weeks' injury from last season, so keep in mind that Kinsler is likely to lose some power and average once he's back, regardless.

Sigh.