Mike Napoli’s bent finger turns out to be just dislocated, not broken
|04.16.14 at 12:44 am ET|
“It’s not broke,” he told reporters. “I can play with some soreness. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow.
He added, “I saw my finger sideways. The first thing I thought was, I don’t really know what to think. But I’ve seen people with dislocated fingers before. They pop it back in, be sore.”
At the time, it appeared as though Napoli had made an important baserunning decision, getting into scoring position with the game tied at 1-1. He would immediately be pinch run for by Dustin Pedroia, who was stranded after a Mike Carp ground out.
“Good dirt ball read like that, I mean, God dang,” Napoli said. “I was digging myself. I look at my finger, frigging sideways. But it’s good news it’s not broken.”
Napoli also told reporters, “I know I hit the bag pretty hard and I looked down and it was right there in front of my face. [Umpire] Jim Joyce was going, ‘Oh my God!’ and calling for the trainer. It’ll be all right.”
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