Kirk Headed to Doctor with Knee Injury

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Kirk Headed to Doctor with Knee Injury
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JUPITER, Fla. -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis was headed for a doctor’s examination after suffering a left-knee injury sliding into second base on a steal in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins. .. Nieuwenhuis downplayed the injury, hoping it was only a “bad bruise.” But he slammed his helmet upon reaching the dugout and needed a cart to be transported from the dugout to the visitors’ clubhouse beyond the outfield wall after the inning.

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