Friday, February 29, 2008

Gratton Out for Season

Chris Gratton will be out for the rest of the season to have surgery to repair a torn labrum. This is why he was not dealt at the trade deadline.

“Chris Gratton has been the ultimate team player in trying to soldier on and battle through the pain of this injury,” Feaster said. “Our training and medical staffs have been amazed at how Chris has handled the pain and continued to contribute to the team during the past four months. After meeting with Chris and the medical and training staffs last evening I recommended - and Chris agreed - that we should get this taken care of now rather than prolonging not only his pain, but ultimately, his recovery time. As an organization we are indebted to Grats for his commitment to putting the team first throughout this injury’’

Junior Lessard, acquired earlier in the season in a trade with Dallas, was called up from Norfolk to replace Gratton.

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