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Oswalt Tweaks Back, Paints Gloomy Outlook On Future

Jun 24, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT

Roy Oswalt left Thursday night's game after only two innings due to lower back stiffness. Following the game, he painted a bleak picture of how bad the injury just may be.

Roy Oswalt left Thursday night’s game after only two innings due to lower back stiffness. Following the game, he painted a bleak picture of how bad the injury just may be.

“You throw as long as you can and when you can’t throw anymore you
don’t,” Oswalt said after the game, according to Jim Salisbury. “Hopefully it’s not
to the point where I can’t throw anymore. If it’s at that point, you
just have to accept it.”

Very disheartening words from one tough pitcher. For the full context and much more from Little Roy, check out Sully’s piece. Charlie Manuel’s assumed thoughts captured in a photo below.

>>Oswalt hurt, questions about future loom after loss [CSN]

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The team returns to Philadelphia today and takes on the Athletics this evening.


US Presswire (Roy) and AP (Charlie) photos

Delaware Online’s David Hale, who has a full transcript of Oswalt’s comments, captured the following video: