Monday, March 27, 2006

Billy Wagner Injury Has Certain Familiarity

The team physician can't be blamed for being ineffective when he asks to see Mets closer Billy Wagner's injury and Wagner responds with an obscene gesture. No matter, Wagner's stiff middle finger hardly needs medical attention; just rest. This is not the first time Wagner has suffered from the malady. The stiffness also occurred when Wagner was in Philadelphia, and rest was the prescription then, too, and it was effective. Cause of the stiffness may be attributable to broken blood vessels. Wagner, having completed a couple of days of long tossing, is optimistic he can be ready for opening day, though he wants to baby the injury for the first few days of the season.