Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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While Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick’s knee injury wasn’t initially deemed significant, it turns out that the ailment is enough to require at least a 15-day stint on the disabled list. The Angels made the move official last night, and while Kendrick told reporters – including Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com – that the situations “sucks,” unfortunately it wasn’t something he could avoid. "It sucks, but there's nothing you can do about it," said Kendrick, who was having somewhat of a career year with a .301/.341/.437 slash line. "You play the game hard, sometimes injuries happen. It was something that I couldn't avoid." Kendrick suffered his knee injury on Monday night during a contest against the Texas Rangers. He was ranging back to track a fly ball when he was hit in the right knee by outfielder Collin Cowgill’s forearm. Following the collision, Kendrick went down in obvious pain and had to be helped off the field. It was later determined that Kendrick hyperextended his knee, but further testing revealed that the second baseman avoided more extensive damage. While manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that Kendrick made “a little progress” over the past few days, it wasn’t enough to where the Angels thought he could avoid a trip to the DL. "He's made a little progress, but in talking to [head athletic trainer Adam Nevala], it's not the type of progress you'd hope to see where he might not have to go on the DL," said Scioscia, who still has to determine a corresponding move. "We'll have a decision on that at some point in the next day." Kendrick is once again putting together a solid season for the Angels, hitting .301/.341/.437 with 16 doubles, four triples and 11 home runs over 451 plate appearances. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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