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Brewers' Hall tears calf muscle, will miss a month

Posted Feb 18 2009 11:42am
Sun Feb 15th 2009

The Milwaukee Brewers did not get through Day 1 of Spring Training without their first injury of the year.

Bill Hall, the front-runner to start at third base, underwent an MRI scan Friday morning in Phoenix and was diagnosed with a partial tear of his left calf muscle. He will be sidelined four to six weeks for rehabilitation and could be questionable for the Brewers' April 7 season opener.

"We'll know better about that [Saturday] when we see him for his physical," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "He's recovered fast from injuries before, but to recover enough from this injury to get onto the field could be 30-45 days, so he might be touch and go."

Hall was injured Thursday doing conditioning work at a private facility in the Phoenix area. He called Brewers head athletic trainer Roger Caplinger saying he had heard a "pop" in his calf, according to Ash.


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