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No man wants to go through this injury, but Derek Norris did. The Oakland Athletics catcher, known for his grit and toughness was forced from last night's game after taking a foul ball to a location most of us can sympathize with. Norris was examined by trainers and eventually taken off the field.
According to Christian Corona of MLB.com, Norris suffered a contusion to the groin. The injury does not appear to be serious, but it was certainly unfortunate. The pain was still there after the game, but Norris was able to speak with reporters.
"Any time you get hit in the you-know-what, it's not the best feeling in the world," Norris said. "I've had my fair share of shots in that area behind the plate, but that was by far the worst pain I've ever had."
Norris is expected to be able to return to the lineup today as the A's continue their series with the Texas Rangers. However, John Jaso will probably get the start. He will be evaluated further today, and hopefully the pain has subsided.
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Norris was replaced by Jaso after the injury. Norris is hitting .195/.311/.318 on the season. Jaso is the A's starting catcher, but the team had Norris in the game to give Jaso some rest and for defensive reasons. Norris is in his second Major League season.
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