Posted March 03, 2013 on stlcardinals.scout.com
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Matheny to receive treatment for ruptured disc

VIERA, Fla. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have an epidural shot Monday to try and help relieve severe pain stemming from a ruptured disc in his back. Matheny could eventually be forced to undergo surgery if the condition does not improve. The pain increased in recent days when the disc ruptured and one of the particles began pushing up against a nerve. "Today is going...

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has ruptured disk

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has a ruptured disk in his back. Matheny, a major league catcher from 1994-06, is scheduled to have an epidural injection Monday to reduce inflammation and get a particle off a nerve. If the injection doesn't help alleviate pain, he said surgery would "have to be something we would consider." Starting his second season as the...

St. Louis manager Matheny returns to dugout

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will be back in the dugout for Saturday's game against Washington, one day after dealing with food poisoning and a herniated disk. He missed a trip to play the Houston Astros in Kissimmee on Friday. ''If I didn't have the food poisoning, I probably would have made trip,'' Matheny said. ''But between the two, it would...

Matheny returns to Cards

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny returned to the club Thursday after undergoing back surgery Monday in St. Louis. Matheny was best with severe pain for several days, stemming from a ruptured disc in his back that caused particles to come into contact with a nerve. Surgeons found and removed four particles during a 90-minute procedure, known as a microdiscectomy. ''It was...

Injury provides Kozma, Cedeno opportunity

JUPITER, Fla. - Mike Matheny would gladly take the version of Pete Kozma the Cardinals saw in September and October if he's needed to play significant time this year with Rafael Furcal out. "I think anybody would," Matheny said. The 35-year-old Furcal has been shut down from all baseball activities due to renewed discomfort and pain stemming from a partially torn...

World Baseball Classic begins late Friday night

Five St. Louis Cardinals players will soon be taking leave from the club’s spring training camps to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Major Leaguers are catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Carlos Beltran of Puerto Rico, right-handed reliever Mitchell Boggs with USA and right-handed reliever Fernando Salas from Mexico. Double-A right-handed pitcher Richard Castillo...
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