Hideki Matsui, outfielder for the New York Yankees, fractured his wrist on Thursday night diving for a ball against the Red Sox. He will have surgery on Friday, and be out anywhere from 3 months to the rest of the season.

After looking at Matsui's swollen wrist, New York center fielder Johnny Damon said it's possible Matsui might not play again until next season. Is it possible the Yankees paid extra to get Damon because of his medical skills?

The play happenend on a bloop hit from Boston's Mark Loretta in the top of the 1st inning at Yankee Stadium. Since Matsui did not play a full half-inning on defense or have an at-bat, his consecutive games streak also ended at 518.

Matsui has 5 HR 19 RBI .353 OB .261 AVG in 36 games played.


Thu 05/11/06, 6:29 pm EST


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