Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker suffered a hand injury during last night’s contest against the St. Louis Cardinals that required six stitches, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com. The injury may not require a trip to the disabled list, but it sounds like it could sideline Walker for at least a few games. "It was very, very deep -- the deepest cut I've ever had for stitches," said Walker, wearing a bandage around his right hand with blood stains on his uniform pants after the game. "I'm not excited that it happened, but I do feel fortunate that there was no damage to tendons or bone or issues like that.” Walker sustained the injury while running the bases last night. Pedro Alvarez sent a grounder to second base, and Walker attempted to break up a double play. During the play, Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma came down on Walker’s hand, and his spikes opened up a gash on the second baseman’s hand. Doctors told Walker and the Pirates that in six or seven days the stitches will be able to be removed. He’s expected to be out of Pittsburgh’s lineup through next Wednesday, the duration of the team’s current road trip. While Walker’s sidelined due to the hand injury, the Pirates are expected to use Brandon Inge at second base. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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