Lowe optimistic about injury
He doesn't expect to miss a start because of strained groin.
By Dylan Hernandez
Times Staff Writer
July 27, 2007
DENVER — Because the machine performing the MRI exam malfunctioned and stretched the testing process into the evening, Derek Lowe didn't know the exact condition of his strained left groin.
But the Dodgers' right-hander, who worsened the pre-existing strain Wednesday while trying to beat a throw to first base in Houston, was optimistic.
He said he wasn't feeling any pain. Strength tests suggested the strain was mild. The combination of those factors led him to feel fairly certain that he wouldn't be forced to miss his next scheduled start Tuesday.
"We can't see it being serious," said Lowe.
Today, Lowe will learn how specialists interpreted the results of the MRI exam. He also plans to throw off a mound.
"I don't think it's going to be too bad," Manager Grady Little said.