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Brandon Webb Gets Good News, MRI Says Shoulder Injury Is Muscular

Apr 11, 2009 – 7:15 PM
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Brandon Webb has been the subject of much speculation since it was reported that extension talks with the Diamondbacks fell apart because no insurance company would issue a policy for Webb, relating to a shoulder injury he was fighting through.

Then Webb mentioned his visit to Dr. James Andrews and, well, we were all justifiably concerned. Finally, some good news has arrived: an MRI revealed recently that Webb's shoulder injury was muscular and not structural.
It's down in the meaty part of the back of the arm," he said. "When we get in there and do some therapy on it, it seems to loosen up and free me up, so that's encouraging."

"They were things," Webb said, "that couldn't even have been told - I'm not even sure what they were; they were words that I don't know. They couldn't even have been told by an MRI. I don't know where they came from or where they got it at."
So, yeah, very good news for Webb and company, although there hasn't been any word on whether or not this positive news would have any effect on his possibility of pulling an extension.

Additionally, he'll still miss his final start this weekend -- obviously -- but theoretically should be good to go next week. Most importantly, though, the team has recognized the need to rehabilitate his shoulder, seemingly all the news about the pitcher's injury is on the table, and we can all move forward without worrying about Webb suffering a season-ending injury.
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