According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind has been diagnosed with a fractured right foot and could miss the next 6-8 weeks.
Shi Davidi of Sportsnet adds that Lind is will seek a second, and hopefully more optimistic, opinion. Regardless, it’s not good news for the Blue Jays.
But wait, there’s more. Lind first hurt his foot after fouling off a ball on June 14th and was seen in a walking boot for at least a day or two after the injury. However he didn’t have an MRI done until recently and according to Chisholm it was only at his mother’s recommendation.
The original diagnosis for Lind was a deep bone bruise. Why Lind didn’t have an MRI done earlier is beyond me. It’s possible the fracture worsened by playing on it but maybe the Jays should consider recruiting Mrs. Lind to join the team’s training staff.
It’s also possible the Blue Jays just didn’t want to know, which is as much as an indictment as not knowing, if that ends up being the case. Either way, other than the amusing jokes that will undoubtedly come out of this situation, it’s not a good one for the Blue Jays who have been trying to survive with both Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie already on the DL.
Prior to the injury, Lind was having arguably the best season of his career with a .383 wOBA and 143 wRC+.