Giants’ Marco Scutaro Wants To Play Through Tendon Damage
May 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second basemanMarco Scutaro
(19) during batting practice before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Despite suffering tendon damage in his pinkie finger after being hit by a pitch last night, San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro wants to play through the injury.
Whether or not he’s allowed to, will be a different story.
As Hank Schulman reports, Giants skipper Bruce Bochy along with head trainer Dave Groeschner are meeting right now to discuss the options for Scutaro:
"I’m going to preface this by saying Marco Scutaro is meeting right now with head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy, so a more definitive word is still to come. But I can say that Marco Scutaro told us that he has a damaged joint in his pinkie and yet hopes to play as soon as the swelling and pain subside."
Scutaro, who saw a hand specialist this morning gave the native Venezuelan two options – fix it right now with a splint/pin which would fix it though keep him out of action for considerable amounts of time or he could use a temporary device that would HOPEFULLY allow him to play, though, it could risk further injury to the already damaged finger.
We’ll have an update on the situation when the final decision comes down, but for now, former 49ers great Ronnie Lott just says cut the thing off.