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Medical Watch - Rick Ankiel

Rick Ankiel Sidelined

Ray "I'm not a doctor but I play one on the internet" Mileur, says "Ankiel could be out for about six weeks."

The news out of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp, is that 26 year old, outfielder, Rick Ankiel is suffering from a patellar tendon injury. A tendon is a band of dense fibrous tissue forming the end of a muscle that attaches muscle to bone. The patellar tendon attaches the kneecap to the bones in the leg. Patella refers to the kneecap. Ankiel hurt his knee a couple of weeks ago in a... Recommended Stories