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Phillip Lindsay (wrist) gets bad news on MRI-Dr. Patel

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Phillip Lindsay sustained a wrist injury Sunday night. MRI on Tuesday demonstrated a scaphoid fracture or a ligament injury, and he is expected to sit out for the final week.

Wrist injuries are complex and difficult to diagnose. If he has a scaphoid fracture (between the forearm and hand), then he will likely be treated with a screw to fixation the fracture with return to play at around 4 weeks in most cases.
If there is a ligament injury, this is fixed with wires and could be at lest 6 weeks for him to practice, if not more. This would be a similar injury to the one David Johnson experienced last year. There is also a chance that he can be treated with a cast for around 6 weeks if the injury is minor.
Regardless, his season is over, and Royce Freeman will resume primary back duties.

Amar A. Patel, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and obtained his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he learned advances techniques in traumatic and sports- related injuries. He completed advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Patel currently practices at the Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside in Chicago, Illinois. He is an avid sports fan and has been a fantasy sports participant for over 15 years.

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