Hart hurt in Tuesday's game; status uncertain

Brewers right fielder Corey Hart was out of the lineup on Wednesday, and the team revealed why about 40 minutes before Game 2 of a series against the Rockies.

Hart had x-rays earlier in the day that revealed, “possible compression fractures to the fourth and fifth fingers of the right hand,” according to a club spokesperson. The Brewers expected further clarification after Hart’s x-rays were sent via e-mail to head team physician William Raasch back in Milwaukee.

The Brewers only have four games left after Wednesday, and Hart may be sidelined for all of them.

“Probably, but we don’t know that yet,” assistant GM Gord Ash said. Hart’s particular injury could require further tests.

Hart played all 11 innings of Tuesday’s series opener at Coors Field, going 1-for-4 with his 500th career hit. He was hurt sliding back to first base in the 10th inning when he jammed his fingers against Todd Helton’s foot. Hart was safe on the play, but instant replays showed he was clearly out.

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