Its been a difficult year for Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson, who has already missed most of this season with a nagging left foot plantar fasciitis. Now the 26-year-old is heading back to the disabled list, but this time with two non-displaced fractures of two ribs on his right side.
The injury happened when Dickerson dove out for a line drive off the bat of Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward in Thursday’s game in St. Louis. He was originally diagnosed with a rib contusion, but doctors found fractures after the MRI.
“To do as well as I was and still having injuries and playing through them, it stinks because I had high hopes for this season,” Dickerson said. “But I can’t control that. All I can do is try to be better, try to control what I can control, and do better when I’m back in there.”
Dickerson is hitting .315/.346/.507 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 153 plate appearances.