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White Sox Lose Peavy For Year

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 8, 2010 3:00PM

Jake Peavy left Tuesday's White Sox - Angels game in the second inning with a back injury, and the news does not sound good for the Sox pitcher acquired in a high profile trade last season. The initial diagnosis following an MRI on Wednesday is a detachment of the latissimus dorsi muscle in his back. I didn't know what that was either, but when I asked my physical therapy student wife, she winced at the thought of such an injury. Which may explain why Peavy will be consulting with the likes of sports orthopedic surgeons James Andrews and Lewis Yocum to determine the best course of action. Surgery looks likely for the right hander to repair the reattach the muscle. And the injury will most likely sideline Peavy for the rest of the 2010 season.

The loss of Peavy could have a huge effect on the Sox playoff hopes. Having stormed back into the hunt in the AL Central in recent weeks, Peavy was a big reason why. While he got off to a rough start this season, he'd sported a 1.67 ERA in his last six starts. Now the Southsiders are likely to bring up Daniel Hudson, who has already win 11 games for Triple-A Charlotte. He also appeared with the Sox last fall, posting a 1-1 record and a 3.38 ERA. While impressive stats, can he fill Peavy's shoes? Sox fans certainly hope so.