Kyle Lohse Injury: Updates on Brewers Pitcher's Ankle and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 13:  Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse #26 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Updates from Friday, Aug. 22

Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the latest on Lohse:

 

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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse left Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs after injuring his ankle:

The veteran went three innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits. He stepped to the plate in the top of the third, striking out, which is when he hurt the ankle.

As MLB.com's Adam McCalvy pointed out, Lohse hasn't had any luck with ankles of late, suffering a similar ailment earlier in the month:

Considering the severity of the injury appears to be minor, Brewers fans shouldn't go into panic mode. It doesn't look as if he'll be out for an extended amount of time. He may not even miss a start by the early look of it.

Milwaukee will certainly need Lohse at full strength for the stretch run as it tries to stave off the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. Coming into Tuesday, he had the lowest ERA (3.33) among the Brewers' starting pitchers and was second on the team in wins (11).