NEW YORK - JULY 22: David DeJesus #9 of the Kansas City Royals leaves the game after colliding with the outfield wall against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 22 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

DeJesus Returns To Royals Clubhouse, Still Seems Unlikely To Return This Year

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DeJesus Returns To Royals Clubhouse, Still Seems Unlikely To Return This Year

The last time we heard from Royals OF David DeJesus he was getting surgery on his thumb. Both sides are still hoping that he can return sometime in September but judging by DeJesus' recent words when returning to the Royals clubhouse, that seems unlikely.

“I just want to make sure it’s 100 percent first,” he said, according to the Kansas City Star. “I want to be 100 percent in my mind before going out there. I want to know it’s going to be OK. I won’t go out until then. Hopefully that’s before the season ends, but if it isn’t, that’s the way it is.”

There's no reason for him to come back in the middle of September. Zero reason. The risk far outweighs the benefit and I think DeJesus recognizes that.

I wouldn't look for DeJesus to return this year.


David DeJesus Has Surgery, Royals Hope For A September Return

It's been reported that David DeJesus is out for the year with a thumb injury. That seems likely but the Royals have yet to actually make that roster move. They've placed him on the DL and hope to have him return in September.

He had surgery on his thumb Monday morning and, per Ned Yost, everything went well.

"Everything went good," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "The doctor got in and reattached it and said everything went great. He's still sticking by the 10-week thing, so that's good news for us. There were no complications."

Pushing him to come back this season doesn't make a lot of sense. Take your time. Yost cites DeJesus's "peace of mind" but, frankly, the chance of re-injury probably makes a DeJesus return pointless.


David DeJesus Undergoing Surgery Monday Morning

Royals OF David DeJesus injured his thumb on Thursday night against the Yankees. We found out in less than 24 hours that the injury was serious enough to sideline him for the season.

The thumb injury will require surgery and that will happen on Monday morning, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.

Outfielder David DeJesus is scheduled to undergo surgery this morning in Cleveland to repair a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb.


Tom Graham, a physician who is a hand specialist, will perform the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic. Typical recovery is 10 weeks, which would encompass the rest of the season.

Now the focus turns to getting DeJesus healthy. There's always the offseason for trade talks.

More On David DeJesus Season-Ending Injury: 10 Week Recovery Time

Here's more on the David DeJesus season-ending injury:

DeJesus complete tear of ulnar collateral ligament, surgery Mon. Recovery 10 wks.

And more on the injury from a Royals rep:

And just so no one gets the wrong idea, there is an ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb as well as the elbow. This is DDJ's thumb.


Bad news for the Royals. You think they're kicking themselves for holding onto him?


Report: Royals OF David DeJesus Out For The Season With Complete Ligament Tear In Thumb

The Royals situation with David DeJesus and his thumb injury went from frustrating, to bad, to very, very bad.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star has the scoop:

Royals OF David DeJesus out for the year with a complete ligament tear in his right thumb. Surgery set for Monday.

Wow. Wow.

Did I say wow?

DeJesus hasn't been on the DL since 2006 so this is incredibly shocking news.


David DeJesus Injury: Out 2-6 Weeks

ESPN's Buster Olney has the lowdown on the injury to Royals OF David DeJesus:

News on David DeJesus:Best-case scenario, he'll miss two weeks, worst case scenario is he'll need some sort of surgery and will miss 6 weeks

This isn't good for the folks that wanted DeJesus to be moved at the trade deadline. That seems highly unlikely now or, at the very least, it would minimize the return on DeJesus.


Royals Sending David DeJesus To Hand Specialist, 'Might Be Out A While'

The initial reports on the injury to David DeJesus in the Royals Thursday night indicated a sprained thumb which would cause him to miss "at least" all of the Yankees series.

Now Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports the Royals are sending DeJesus to a hand specialist on Friday in Cleveland.

Dutton says, "He might be out a while."


Check here and Royals Review for all updates to the DeJesus injury.


Sprained Right Thumb For David DeJesus, Will Miss At Least Rest Of Yankees Series

The official diagnosis on Royals OF David DeJesus: Sprained right thumb.

The Royals passed along the official word and also said he would be out for (at least) the rest of the four-game Yankees series, which started tonight.

DeJesus injured his thumb tracking down a long fly ball from Derek Jeter.

DeJesus couldn't make the catch and jammed his hand against the outfield wall causing him to hit the ground in pain. He left the game and went straight to the locker room.

Here is a photo of the DeJesus injury.

Here are all the updates to the DeJesus injury.


Rick Ankiel Takes The Field After David DeJesus Injury In Royals, Yankees Game

The timing for bringing back Rick Ankiel was good for the Royals. Ankiel returned from the disabled list hours before the Royals and Yankees kicked things off on Thursday night.

By the third inning, DeJesus was injured and Ankiel was entering the game in center field.

Ankiel hasn't seen the field since April 24.

Consider it good timing the Royals traded Alberto Callaspo and activated Ankiel.


PHOTO: David DeJesus Injures Wrist On Derek Jeter's Inside-The-Park Home Run

Royals OF David DeJesus injured his wrist Thursday night on a Derek Jeter fly ball that was eventually an inside-the-park home run. You can read details about details of the DeJesus injury.

Courtesy of SB Nation's Jon Bois, we've got a photo of his injury:


As you can see, his right wrist hits the wall pretty hard. He fell to the ground and clutched his wrist. The trainers weren't out there very long before he was walking off the field.

He returned to the locker room. No word on the severity of the injury, but it comes at a bad time for the Royals.


Down Goes DeJesus: Royals OF Injures Wrist, Leaves Game Against Yankees

In the bottom of the third in the Royals' series opener against the Yankees, Derek Jeter hit a long fly ball to center field. Royals CF David DeJesus went back tracking the ball in the air as it passed the warning track.

DeJesus jumped against the outfield wall to make a play on the wall and jammed his right wrist at nearly a 90 degree angle on the outfield wall.

The ball dropped and Jeter rounded the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

DeJesus stayed down clutching his wrist as the Royals trainers came onto the field. DeJesus somewhat quickly was walked off the field by the trainers and headed to the locker room.

For the Royals and DeJesus, the injury comes at a terrible time with the MLB trade deadline just a week away. Here's to hoping it's not serious.

Taking his place is Rick Ankiel, who was just activated from the disabled list hours before the game.

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