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MLB: Injury Update

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Justin Upton, Diamondbacks (bruised thumb, 4/21)

It's a basic tenet of this column: The wall usually wins. Young bounced off the wall in left center and despite the padding there and in most parks, Young's shoulder was the loser. Tests originally showed just a bruise, but "just" in this case is at the point of the shoulder, a place that's tender and fragile. Further tests showed a tear in the AC joint, which is where the collarbone and shoulder come together. The sprain is not considered severe, but he will miss a couple weeks to make sure that it heals properly. The D'backs will let him heal up, then get him back in once his throwing and swing is back to normal.

The news was better with Upton, who has a bone bruise at the base of his thumb. It's not...

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