Stay Calm: Joe Mauer's Injury is not Serious

Reigning American League batting champ, Joe Mauer, suffered a stress reaction in his left leg on Thursday, and will sit out for a few days for treatment.

The Twins described their catcher's injury as a precursor to a stress fracture; an MRI exam found nothing more serious.

This may stop Twins fans hearts for a moment, as memories come rolling in of Mauer's 2004 injury where he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, ending his rookie campaign. General manager Terry Ryan says it's nothing to worry about.

The Hometown boy from St. Paul was the first player taken in the 2001 draft. While he missed most of 2004, Mauer revived himself, hitting .294 in 2005 and .347 last year before agreeing to a $33 million, four-year contract in the offseason.

[Star Tribune]


SteveJeltzFan said...


Would've ended my season before it began.

Sooze said...

Haha, no kidding.

Mauer will be fine. He's a workhorse.

Megs said...

THANK GOD IS RIGHT! We don't need any spring injuries for that boy. Or any of them, for that matter. Well, maybe Rondell...

Sooze said...

Are you wishing an injury upon Mr. White, young lady?

Who am I joking. I've been guilty of that, as well.