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NY Yankee Ace Chien-Ming Wang injured while running bases

As a result, Wang had to be removed from today’s game against the Houston Astros.

New York Yankees ace Chien-Ming Wang pulled up while rounding third base against Houston on Sunday and had to be helped off the field after scoring in the sixth inning.

After he scored on a single by Derek Jeter, Wang doubled over and pointed toward his right foot when trainers approached him. He put his arms over two Yankees officials and was helped off the field.


There was no immediate word on the nature or severity of his injury.

The chances are that the injury Wang suffered was minor. Today’s news reminds me of a pitcher in the 1970′s named Scipio Spinks. Spinks was a talented and wild flamethrower with the Cardinals when he tore his ankle up in a homeplate collision with Johnny Bench. Spinks’ never recovered from the injury.

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