Washington Nationals’ Denard Span Fouls Ball off of Foot
Denard Span, outfielder for the Washington Nationals, fouled a ball off his right foot on Saturday during a game against the Minnesota Twins.
This is the second time Span has fouled a ball off his foot this season, and it was the same foot both times. The other time was on May 3 during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was not badly injured in that incident. He took a little time off and returned to the game with no problem.
However, Span will most likely begin wearing some sort of guard for protection on his right foot after this since this is the second time it has occurred.
Fortunately, x-rays on the foot after the most recent incident came back negative as well and there doesn’t appear to be any significant injury, just some pain and inflammation.
Span was forced to sit out Game 1 on Sunday, but played Game 2 of the doubleheader.
This is not the most common type of baseball injury, but it is something you have to watch out for. Some common baseball injuries of the foot and ankle include plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle sprains, and stress fractures.
You can help to prevent these problems by always stretching properly before playing and by wearing protective, appropriate footwear.
If you have suffered an injury to your foot or ankle and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.
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