Found October 26, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio has started throwing off a mound less than three months after he sustained a broken neck.
Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebra on Aug. 5 when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Washington's Ian Desmond and fell face first in front of the mound.
He underwent a surgical procedure in which doctors inserted two pins and a metal plate to help make the area more stable.
Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post that Nicasio's progress was "a miracle."
After he was promoted from Double-A this season, Nicasio went 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 13 starts.
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Rockies' pitcher Juan Nicasio is making remarkable progress in his return from a broken neck, increasing the possibility that he will resume his major league career next season.
Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio is making remarkable progress in his return from a broken neck, increasing the possibility he will resume his major-league career next season.
Troy Tulowitzki, who batted .302 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs, has been selected to The Sporting News' NL All-Star team for 2011.
Pressed into service as a closer after Huston Street was injured, Rafael Betancourt finished the season by converting all but one of his nine save chances.
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Left handed pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo will undergo surgery in his left elbow to remove loose body according to Jon Weisman of Dodgers Thoughts. He'll be able to throw after 6-8 weeks of recovery.
– Right handed pitcher Juan Nicasio is making remarkable progress from his broken neck and according to Troy Renck...
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