Found March 15, 2013 on Cub Reporter:
Kane County with a collective uh-oh...Albert Almora tweets he sustained a broken hamate bone in the distal wrist today. Not a good day! Broke my Hamate bone! Sun-Times scribe Gordon Wittenmeyer writes that the injury occurred while swinging a bat and Almora will get surgery on this injury. ...he broke the hamate bone, pre­sumably in his left hand. It’s a fairly common injury in hitters’ bottom hand. Almora broke the bone swinging a bat and will require minor surgery. The Cubs said he will need three-to-four weeks before resuming baseball activity. Almora is projected to open the season at Class A Kane County, and he’ll begin on the disabled list. He should return to game action in late May. The hamate is a small bone in the distal or 2nd row of wrist bones just below the 4th/5th metacarpal (ring and little finger side hand bones). The bone has an unusual shape with a hook configuration. The fractures occur most commonly in the connection between the base of the bone and the hook. ...
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