Found September 20, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Oakland Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson left last night’s start against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning due to what was later diagnosed as a right oblique strain, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:
“I went back out for the third and it kind of got progressively worse and worse,” he said.  “It’s pretty disheartening, the way I’ve been pitching since I came back from surgery, six starts in and some other kind of fluke injury.”

Anderson underwent an MRI after exiting the contest, but the results haven’t been announced.  Slusser notes that unless the injury is a mild strain, Anderson will likely not pitch for Oakland for the remainder of the regular season.
Anderson was able to make his season debut for the A’s at the end of August after recovering from Tommy John surgery.  He’s only made six starts this season, including last night’s early exit.
While he’s 24 years old, the southpaw represents a veteran presence for the club as he’s spent four seasons in the majors.  If he’s shut down for a significant stretch, that will put Oakland without three leaders of its rotation; Anderson, Bartolo Colon and Brandon McCarthy.
If Anderson is unable to make his next scheduled start Slusser says the A’s would turn to 23-year-old Dan Straily (2-1, 4.13), who made his major league debut in August.
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