Max Scherzer will not test his ailing right shoulder Wednesday night as was originally the plan.
Although all indications are that his shoulder is better, he's got an ankle problem now, caused by -- of the all things -- Monday night's on-the-field celebration.
While the Tigers were whooping up a 6-3 victory in Kansas City and their second straight American League Central Division title, Scherzer's ankle got stepped on.
"Somebody jumping on the pile stepped on his ankle," Tigers manager Jim Leyland told the media before Tuesday night's game against the Royals. "This is legit. This is exactly how it happened."
Leyland went on to say that it's a "twisted ankle, not a sprain" and he's not sure who will start in Scherzer's place in the Tigers' regular-season finale.
Scherzer, a 16-game winner this season, is dealing with an injury to his right deltoid muscle. The problem first surfaced on Sept. 18 and caused him to miss his last scheduled start, Sept. 28.
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