Cardinals’ Allen Craig has sprained foot

The St. Louis Cardinals can breathe a sigh of relief.

Allen Craig has a sprained left foot, but no fracture, according to The Associated Press and The Sporting News. With hopes of a postseason berth looming, the Cardinals feared they had lost Craig for the season when he went down in a heap on Wednesday night. Matt Adams filled in admirably at first base, belting solo homers in the 14th and 16th (the latter a game-winner) inning in St. Louis’ 5-4 win over the host Cincinnati Reds.

X-rays on Craig in Cincinnati were inconclusive. He was sent back to St. Louis for an MRI. More X-rays indicated that nothing was broken.

Craig, a 29-year-old who played in the All-Star Game for the first time, was hitting .314 with 13 homers and among the National League leaders with 97 runs batted in. He also had 29 doubles.


–Gordon Engelhardt


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About Gordon Engelhardt

Many moons ago, I was a semipro baseball pitcher and my love for the grand old game continues unabated. I was lucky enough to cover the White Sox in the 1983 ALCS and the Cubbies in the 1984 NLCS while living in northern Illinois. I have covered several Cardinals games, but never in postseason.

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