Alright this was a tad bit unexpected as it was first supposed that the inflammation in Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez‘s finger was caused by a splinter or fingernail surrounded by soft tissue.
That however was not the case. What was first reported by ESPN.com to simply a benign tumor was, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, was really a “fatty mass with tentacles.”
In-game reading: #Rockies CarGo’s injury called ‘fatty mass with tentacles’
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) June 12, 2014
Ready to say it? Ok, “ewwwww!” I for one did not need to know anything about the “tentacles,” ever. To imagine that growing in your body, well, I’m starting to feel dizzy. That’s about all you guys need to know. I won’t go over-sharing and giving too much information like Rockies’ trainer Keith Dugger did. He was the source of ESPN’s and subsequently Harding’s information.
Gonzalez was in a sling leaving the Cleveland Clinic of Dr. Thomas Graham. His recovery is supposed to be a few weeks.
“Typically, it’s a couple weeks for the tissue to heal,” Dugger said. “Then he’ll get back his strength and start swinging. It was a little bit more invasive, meaning they took out a larger piece than they thought — what the MRI revealed.”
“It helps explain some of the things that CarGo’s been dealing with and why that finger kept blowing up on him.It helps answer some of the questions we had about him.”