Kerry Wood's Back Holds Him Back
Gordon Wittenmyer reporting in the Sun-Times that back spasms will keep Kerry Wood from making his scheduled pitching appearance today.
Manager Lou Piniella downplayed the significance of the injury, but
Wood was examined by team doctors today to determine the severity of
Piniella stressed there's nothing wrong with his arm and he's not
concerned about this being an issue with Wood's ability to close.
‘‘If we had to be concerned about everything to be concerned about,
we'd never sleep around here,'' he said. ‘‘This is just a stiff back
and nothing more, and it could happen to anybody.''
Downplaying the significance of the injury--I wonder if the Cubs now list that as a required job skill when hiring new personnel.
More info as it becomes available and we're able to share.