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Karstens Day-to-Day with Hip Flexor Injury

Karstens Day-to-Day with Hip Flexor Injury

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens underwent an MRI on Friday and got some different results. After exiting from his rehab outing with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Karstens was originally diagnosed with tightness in his right groin. The righty later found out it was his hip flexor that he injured.

"I thought it was my groin originally, but I come to find out its my hip flexor," Karstens said. "It’s kind of a better sign I think because I did my groin in 2008 and it wasn’t very fun. I missed almost two months. Right now it’s day to day. It feels a lot better than it did yesterday. I felt it on the pitch. I threw a warm-up pitch and I didn’t really want to take it any further because I didn’t want to aggravate it any more. I felt like if I stopped then, I could prevent it from getting worse. I think we did that. It was more precautionary. I did feel something there. The MRI didn’t show a ton but when we did the test with the doctors...

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