St. Louis Cardinals’ Skip Schumaker suffering from another oblique injury
St. Louis Cardinals’ Skip Schumaker has become the victim of yet another oblique injury, one that may be worse than the one sustained last year.
Last season, Schumaker had to sit out the NL Championship series after an oblique injury in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
Schumaker will get an MRI on the muscle area Monday in order to assess the damage.
“It’s possible it is worse than that one, so we have to wait and see,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
The injury came in during Schumaker’s at-bat in the fourth inning of a 10-3 loss against the Detroit Tigers.
Matheny says that he is to blame for not pulling Schumaker from the game when he suspected there was a problem.
“I knew probably one pitch ahead. I saw a little something and I stood up and said, ‘What’s going on?’ I hadn’t seen anything prior to that. Then he put the next ball in play and he took off toward first base and I knew he was in trouble,” Matheny explained.
The Cardinals will have to wait until Monday to learn the severity of the injury and how long Schumaker could be out. His status is currently day-to-day.
Schumaker‘s natural position is second base, however he is often used as a utility player, in both the infield and outfield.
He proved to be very valuable for the Cardinals in the National League Division Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. He brought in the only run in the deciding Game 5 with aces Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay on the mound.