Turns out Brett Anderson’s injury status is far worse than believed. The A’s opening day starter, already nursing a sprained right ankle, will be out for at least the next four weeks with what the team called stress fracture in his right foot. Officially it’s a navicular stress fracture and will require rest and wearing a walking boot.
The A’s are saying the injury is not related to the sprained right ankle that put him on the disabled list May 1. He pitched in an injury rehabilitation assignment on Sunday but felt additional pain in his foot the next day. That led to the determination of the stress fracture on the inside of his right foot.
The A’s medical team will wait a month before reevaluating Anderson, so it is likely he will not be available to pitch until sometime around the All-Star break, if then.
GAH. It’s almost as if Anderson and Andrew Bogut are in some contest over whose body can completely break down first. In the last year, Anderson has missed time thanks to Tommy John Surgery, an oblique strain, a sprained ankle and now a stress fracture in his foot. That’s enough for a bingo. I’m probably forgetting a few injuries, but you get the point.