Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Oakland Athletics’ left-hander Brett Anderson has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. If his previous luck – or lack thereof – were to continue, the A’s could expect negative results from a recent CT scan on the stress fracture in his right foot. However, Oakland and Anderson received good news, as the southpaw’s ailment is healing meaning he’ll be able to shed the walking boot he’s been sporting for the past seven weeks, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Because he’s out of his walking boot, Anderson can resume weight-bearing activities immediately. This means he can take his first steps toward returning to the mound. Prior to receiving the good news, there was a serious chance that Anderson could require surgery on his stress fracture which would have ended his season. Instead, Oakland is now hoping to have him back by the end of the 2013 campaign. There’s still no clear timeframe on his return, but Anderson could be back with the A’s around August. He made a similar return last season, coming back in that instance from Tommy John surgery. Between the two injuries, Anderson has only made 12 appearances in the majors over the past two seasons. Prior to his stress fracture, Anderson was off to a rough start for Oakland, posting an ERA and WHIP of 6.21 and 1.621 over six appearances – including five starts. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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