Bone Doctor: Tigers’ Iglecias to sit 4-6 months!
Detroit Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias has seen another doctor, and the diagnosis is pretty much the same as Iglecias indicated earlier this week. He has stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias was examined by Dr. Thomas Clanton in Colorado on Tuesday. The Tigers say Dr. Clanton reviewed the previous diagnostic studies (bone scan and MRI) which had shown bilateral tibial stress reactions. Dr. Clanton says the scan indicates bilateral tibial stress fractures. The 24 year old Cuban, obtained in a trade last summer, he will continue the same treatment regimen, but his activity will be limited to non-weight bearing conditioning such as biking, swimming and upper body strengthening for the next four to six months. He will be reevaluated at the four month mark.