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Willingham dealing with tiny fracture in wrist

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The results of an MRI and CT scan on Josh Willingham's ailing left wrist were announced on Sunday. While the MRI came back clean, the CT scan revealed a tiny fracture on the wrist.

"The CT scan revealed a small fracture of the pisiform bone," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "They are going to consult with some hand specialists to get their counsel on how to proceed. But they do not believe this is anything that's long lasting or long term."

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The results of an MRI and CT scan on Josh Willingham's ailing left wrist were announced on Sunday. While the MRI came back clean, the CT scan revealed a tiny fracture on the wrist.

"The CT scan revealed a small fracture of the pisiform bone," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "They are going to consult with some hand specialists to get their counsel on how to proceed. But they do not believe this is anything that's long lasting or long term."

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Willingham was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, with the move retroactive to April 7. He sustained the injury after getting hit by a Justin Masterson pitch on April 6.

"It's very uncommon in baseball players," Antony said. "The only reason that happened is because that's exactly where he was hit."

According to the Twins, there's no need for surgery and Willingham won't be in any sort of cast.

"I can't give you a timeline," Antony said. "But we're hopeful when the 15 days are up, he'll be ready to go."

Kerry Walls is a contributor to MLB.com.

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