Injury Bug Keeps Biting Key Arizona Diamondbacks Players

When it comes to good fortune, the Arizona Diamondbacks have not had much when it comes to injuries. Unfortunately, the injuries have been to some key players as well.

Centerfielder Chris Young missed 28 games after injuring his shoulder on a spectacular catch, but it came when his was hitting over .400 and was really the only offensive threat in the Arizona lineup.

Stephen Drew, who broke his ankle on a sliding play at home last season, is still on the shelf. He is the anchor of the middle of the infield and an important bat in the lineup.

Daniel Hudson had a shoulder impingement after only three starts and has not yet returned, although he could be back this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Reliever Takashi Saito has yet to appear in a game this season, and it was hoped that he would be an important contributor out of the bullpen.

The latest key player to get hurt is catcher Miguel Montero, who suffered a mild right groin strain Monday night. It is unknown ye how much time he will miss, but he is one of the team's top run producers. He leads the team with 21 RBI. He also manages the pitching staff and has been very effective defensively and in throwing out would-be base stealers.

It is yet another setback for a team that has had enough of them, especially since they just have not been able to get things going.

The good news for Montero is that, while the groin is a very sensitive area, it could be much worse. His former teammate Chris Snyder suffered a testicular fracture (you're cringing at that just from reading it, I know it) in 2008.

It's been a pretty down season when avoiding literal busted balls is considered good news.

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