August 1st, 2007

Sheffield to have shoulder examined

It’s only been a week since his cortisone injection, and it’s bothering him again. What’s worse, he’s feeling numbness around the base of his right hand. He’s being treated with medication for now, but he’ll visit a doctor back home in Detroit to try to make sure it’s nothing worse. He’s had problems with his shoulder before, as I wrote last week, but this is something new.

"I can deal with pain," he said, "but it feels like a nerve or something."

On an entirely different (and happier) note, Chad Durbin is heading home join his wife Crystal in Baton Rouge for the birth of their first child, a baby boy.  They’ll have labor induced, and he hopes to be back with the team as soon as Saturday.