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Chunichi Dragons: Tony Blanco diagnosed with fracture in his second metacarpal

by on Jul.08, 2012 @ 9:07 pm, under NPB

Tony Blanco left today's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars when he was hit by a pitch on the back of his left hand during his at bat in the 10th inning.  He was taken to a Nagoya hospital and diagnosed with a fracture in the second metacarpal.  While there is no timetable on how long he will be out, it will likely take more than a month for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichii 7/8/2012

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UPDATE 7/9 @ 3:01pm - Blanco could miss up to two months -- one month for the bone to heal and two-four weeks to get back into playing shape.  Source: Sponichi 7/9/2012

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UPDATE 7/10 @ 1:13pm - Blanco had his hand/finger was placed in a cast on Monday.  He will need to keep the cast on for three to six weeks.  He was also taken off the active roster on Monday.  Source: Daily Sports 7/10/2012