Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa was diagnosed with a bruise inside his shoulder capsule, received a cortisone shot on Monday, and may be available to play on Wednesday. Espinosa said he injured the shoulder on Sept. 8 while diving for a ball and has struggled with it since that point.
Espinosa said he hurt his shoulder 9/8 diving for a ball. Since the next day, he's hit 2 for 25 with 12 Ks. Said he had "zero strength."— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) September 18, 2012
Espinosa underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the Nationals were concerned about the test revealing more significant damage, but luckily only the bruise was found.
When Espinosa went for the MRI, he feared he would have a torn labrum or rotator cuff. The capsule bruise was a huge relief for him.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) September 18, 2012
Now between the diagnosis and the postponed Tuesday game, Espinosa may not miss any time at all.