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06/19/2012 2:50 PM EST

John Danks Update

Following is an update on Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks:
Danks underwent two MRIs on Monday, one with contrast and one without contrast, at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

  • The studies were conducted and evaluated by Dr. Greg Nicholson of Midwest Orthopedics.
  •  Results revealed a mild Grade 1 strain of the subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder.
  • Tests show no tendon or ligament damage, and his labrum is intact.
  • The strain has shown improvement from the previous MRI he underwent on May 23.
  • After resting today and tomorrow, Danks will begin a rehabilitation and strengthening program on Friday under the supervision of White Sox Head Athletic Trainer Herm Schneider.
  • The Sox will monitor his status with further diagnostic studies in the coming week.
  • Danks tentatively will begin another rehabilitation assignment in the next 3-4 weeks.

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