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    Jose Iglesias Has Bilateral Leg Weakness

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      Tests on @tigers SS Jose Iglesias show bilateral tibial stress fractures, will be limited to non-weight bearing exercise for 4-6 months.



      Isn't "bilateral tibial stress fractures" limited to non-weight bearing exercise just a more severe form of "bilateral leg weakness"?



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    I've been waiting for this one.

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    Time to form a candlelight vigil for Iglesias. He's a goner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Time to form a candlelight vigil for Iglesias. He's a goner.

    I assume there will be a contingency of Twins fans who will complain and say that Iglesius should be playing, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    I assume there will be a contingency of Twins fans who will complain and say that Iglesius should be playing, right?
    I doubt it. I'm guessing most of us are just fine with Detroit being short their starting SS, regardless of their feelings regarding the diagnosis.

    But this sounds different than Joe's vague condition anyway. Bilateral just means both sides of the body and that seems to be the only similar term in this comparison. Joe's condition (which as far as I remember was only mentioned by Gardy, Smith or some other non-medically liscensed personell) was just described as "leg weakness," not a stress fracture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    I assume there will be a contingency of Twins fans who will complain and say that Iglesius should be playing, right?
    And that he should also hit more homers.

    Because, homeruns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    But this sounds different than Joe's vague condition anyway. Bilateral just means both sides of the body and that seems to be the only similar term in this comparison. Joe's condition (which as far as I remember was only mentioned by Gardy, Smith or some other non-medically liscensed personell) was just described as "leg weakness," not a stress fracture.
    I think it was a really unfortunate choice of words with regard to Mauer.

    But actually seeing bilateral used in conjunction with tibial stress gives me a greater understanding of why the term "bilateral leg weakness" may have been used with Mauer. I would guess that a medical professional used it and then it was picked up by someone in Twins management who, unfortunately, uttered the phrase without elaborating until all blogosphere h*ll had broken loose.

    And I do think that someone will try to pinpoint how/why the stress fractures developed in both of Iglesias' legs. Diet and nutrition (maybe even in childhood)? Overtraining? Bad training?

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    I think bilateral leg weakness just has inherent comic effect as a phrase. Even if people can't explicitly name Greek and Latin derivatives versus their Norse or Anglo-Saxon counterparts, they know that throwing a Latin sounding term like bilateral in front of a normal sounding word like leg or weakness comes across as trying to make something fancy, like a bona fide banjo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I think bilateral leg weakness just has inherent comic effect as a phrase. Even if people can't explicitly name Greek and Latin derivatives versus their Norse or Anglo-Saxon counterparts, they know that throwing a Latin sounding term like bilateral in front of a normal sounding word like leg or weakness comes across as trying to make something fancy, like a bona fide banjo.
    Exactly. It's hard not to question an injury that sounds like Dr. Nick Riviera came up with the name.

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    I've got an old Unix shell script that generates random rock band names:
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    Maybe I should feed it a vocabulary of medical terms, and go into business as an iatric consultant.

    / in the spirit of putting a fancy word in front of a regular one, maybe I should be an iatric goober.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Exactly. It's hard not to question an injury that sounds like Dr. Nick Riviera came up with the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Exactly. It's hard not to question an injury that sounds like Dr. Nick Riviera came up with the name.
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    You are all missing the bilateral stress fracture part. That would be two broken legs without displacement of the bones. That they are wanting him off his legs that long would lead me to believe there might be a couple fractures on each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    You are all missing the bilateral stress fracture part. That would be two broken legs without displacement of the bones. That they are wanting him off his legs that long would lead me to believe there might be a couple fractures on each.
    I think the first few comments pretty much captured the severity of the situation. We've kind of fooled around after that, but is there more to say? It can't be a good sign to have fractures in both legs for reasons unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    I assume there will be a contingency of Twins fans who will complain and say that Iglesius should be playing, right?
    Time to rub some dirt on it and get back out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    You are all missing the bilateral stress fracture part. That would be two broken legs without displacement of the bones. That they are wanting him off his legs that long would lead me to believe there might be a couple fractures on each.
    I'm pretty sure that no one is missing anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
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    / in the spirit of putting a fancy word in front of a regular one, maybe I should be an iatric goober.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    I think the first few comments pretty much captured the severity of the situation. We've kind of fooled around after that, but is there more to say? It can't be a good sign to have fractures in both legs for reasons unknown.
    I have noticed that people on this board tend to "fool around" with things that they do not accept or understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    I have noticed that people on this board tend to "fool around" with things that they do not accept or understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    I have noticed that people on this board tend to "fool around" with things that they do not accept or understand.
    Or maybe we're just having a little fun with the fact that when Mauer was diagnosed with bilateral leg weakness, bloggers and posters were diagnosing him with everything from cancer to HIV.

    No, really. Not exaggerating. HIV.

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