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Posted at 5:09 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Corey Brown's sprained ankle not a 'huge concern'

By Adam Kilgore

Outfielder Corey Brown sprained his left ankle this afternoon after sliding into a New York Mets catcher while trying to score on a groundball to first by Bryce Harper. Brown, one of the players the Nationals received in the trade that Josh Willingham to the Oakland A's, left the game after being tended to by athletic trainer Lee Kuntz.

The Nationals believe Brown's swollen ankle suffered a mild sprain. He will miss a few days, but both the team and Brown expect him back roughly by the end of the week. Manager Jim Riggleman called it a "mild" sprain.

Brown hobbled from the trainer's room to the clubhouse on crutches. But when he left, he limped out of Space Coast Stadium without crutches.

"It's just a sprained ankle," Brown said. "I don't think it's a huge concern."

By Adam Kilgore  | March 1, 2011; 5:09 PM ET
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We need this kid to be healthy to push Nyjer Morgan to work as hard as possible. Nyjer needs to find his inner bunter really quickly. It is good to know that Tony Plush had a great catch today.


Posted by: kevincostello | March 1, 2011 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Corey Brown's already reading the tea-leaves and realizes that his 2011 season will be a waste, what playing for the Natinals and all, so he figures why put forth a maximum effort?

Kudos to him. He's probably wishing he was back in Oakland, on a team better than the AAAA-Natinals.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | March 1, 2011 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to hear he's taking a little time off. Athletes are so tough these days that they tend to play with something like this. As long as he goes through a quick rehab process, and strengthens the ankle, he should be totally good to go by next week!

Posted by: sprainedankle | March 1, 2011 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Well, being a sprainedankle yourself you should know that once an ankle is sprained it'll never be 100% fully healthy, just like it was pre-sprain. Right?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | March 1, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes, and being a troll yourself, I'm sure you know that, with every post, you kill another million brain cells that will never come back. With every post, your regressing mental faculties are becoming more and more obvious, P00P.

Posted by: bertbkatz | March 1, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

With every post, your regressing mental faculties are becoming more and more obvious, P00P.

Posted by: bertbkatz
Don't wrestle with a pig. You only get covered with mud. Plus, the pig likes it.

Posted by: gilbertbp | March 1, 2011 10:43 PM | Report abuse

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