It appears DICKMANIA will be taking at least a few days off.
Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was removed from the team's 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the San Diego Padres on Monday with a foot injury later revealed as plantar fasciitis. Though the case is "mild," as Rockies manager Walt Weiss told the media after the game, plantar fasciitis can be rather debilitating and will almost certainly require Dickerson to miss a not-insignificant number of games.
It's not yet known whether Dickerson, who is hitting .286/.314/.510 in 51 plate appearances, will land on the disabled list. But if this former Rockies outfielder's experience with the injury is any indication, a brief stint at the very least is in Dickerson's future:
I've had plantar fasciitis it ruined my career depending on how you look.played with it in 2011,I let it get out of hand,ruined my mechanics— Ryan Spilborghs (@spillygoat19) April 21, 2015
It's worth noting that Spilborghs hit .279/.360/.437 in 2010 before falling off a cliff the next season, so maybe there's something to that. This shouldn't be a huge cause for alarm in the case of Dickerson, but it should force the team to play it safe with a player who is a key part of its future, the return of #RockiesInjuryUpdates be damned.
If Dickerson does land on the DL, Brandon Barnes or Ben Paulsen will likely be called up to take his spot on the Rockies' 25-man roster.
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