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Will Middlebrooks Admits to Two Broken and Separated Ribs

Will Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list with back issues but as was reported on this blog weeks ago he has been playing with two broken and separated ribs stemming from the collision with David Ross.

My source was Middlebrooks himself who told me about the injury the day after it all happened through twitter direct messages.

It all started when one of those basic idiots on twitter was tweeting Middlebrooks about how awful he was playing This happens a lot on twitter. It usually comes from the guy living in mom's basement in hopes that they can get a rise out of the player. A buffet loving Mets fan tried this with Chipper Jones on twitter a few months back and Chipper fired back along with all his fans. Shockingly, the Mets fan who dished it out could not take it and went to the media to call Chipper a bully. I blogged about that here.

Middlebrooks kept his cool with this guy but I tweeted at him instead. Next thing I know Middlebrooks began following me on twitter and sending me direct messages. The next game was when Middlebrooks would collide with David Ross. I tweeted Middlebrooks the next morning about his great defensive play and how I hoped he wasn't in too much pain. Will responded via direct twitter message that he had in fact broken and separated two ribs.

Below is the pictures of our conversations and as you can see the last message I sent did not go through as Middlebrooks had stopped following me by then making it impossible to send him a direct message.

Will has been taking criticism about his play which is Will's fault for not coming out and being honest that he was trying to play through this painful injury. It is clear the pain was affecting his play, especially in the field. The DL stint is exactly what he needs.

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