DETROIT -- Allen Craig appears to have avoided a serious injury, as X-rays came back negative on the left wrist that he jammed while trying to make a diving catch in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
The injury occurred in the sixth, when Detroit's Delmon Young lofted a ball into right field. Craig couldn't make the catch, and his glove hand bent backward when it hit the ground. Craig grimaced upon getting up, though he stayed in the game for another two innings.
In between, he took one at-bat.
"It's never a good feeling when you feel a little something, but it should be all right," Craig said. "It didn't feel good, but I think I got lucky. I think it could have been much worse."
Manager Mike Matheny pulled Craig in the middle of the eighth for precautionary purposes. Craig returned to the clubhouse to undergo a few tests on the wrist. He passed them all without issue and said after the game that he does not expect to miss any time.
That would be a relief for the Cardinals, who already have a crowded disabled list. Craig, too, has been banged up for much of the season. He began the season on the DL as he wrapped up his recovery from offseason surgery. Then last month, also while making a diving attempt in the outfield, Craig went on the DL with a hamstring strain.