Hand Injury Report: Astros without pitcher going into playoffs

Houston Astros relief pitcher Phil Maton looks toward first base after giving up a single to his brother, Philadelphia Phillies Nick Maton, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Phil Maton pitcher for Astros, broke his pitching hand. He sustained a right little metacarpal fracture. The fracture required surgery and he will be out for the postseason, missing a potential run for the world series. Dr. Maximos, of Hand Surgery Specialist of Texas, states that these injuries should make a complete recovery, and usually the breaks heal in 6-8 weeks on average. Dr. Maximos states that metacarpal fractures of the hand are very common, and most of them need surgical fixation in order for the bone to heal.

Metacarpal fractures can be treated several ways, including splinting, casting, or surgery. With surgery, Dr. Maximos states that most metacarpal fractures can be fixed without making incisions, just tiny little wires placed through the skin but sometimes they will need more permanent hardware such as a plate.

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