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Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning. After undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated, Walker said that it was all good news.

"I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me," Walker said. "It’s really on me now, the pain tolerance and what not. The swelling is down considerably, which is good. It’s obviously still sore, but I’m going to do everything I can to get back as quickly as I can."

Walker suffered the injury in the first inning against Los Angeles after attempting to turn a double play. Walker fielded the ball and ran to second base for the tag, then while making the throw to first, fell on the ground. Walker said he knew immediately that he dislocated his finger after landing.

"There was nothing said that I would be restricted," Walker said, who added he can almost make a fist due to the swelling regressing. "I think the biggest hurdle is going to be swinging t...

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