Injury Nexus: Alex White

Indians right-hander Alex White will miss 8-12 weeks because of a middle-finger sprain, Tribe head trainer Lonnie Soloff said Sunday. This type of injury is commonly called a “jammed finger.” It is a sprain of the volar plate (floor) of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. This is the joint at the junction of the hand and finger. In this case, the “jamming” of White’s finger resulted with a sudden stretching of the right-middle finger. White sustained an axial loading force (distal to proximal) to the finger, combined with the finger being forced itno hyperextension.

White’s finger will be splinted for up to three weeks and will follow that with another two weeks of range of motion and progressive resistance exercises. Good news is, no surgery is needed.

Mike Melaragno

About Mike Melaragno

A 2010 graduate of Lee University, Mike loves writes about the game he loves most-- baseball. From an early age, he learned to live and die with the Tribe-- mostly die. Died a little when they lost the 1997 World Series in extra innings; died a lot when they were one game away from advancing to the fall classic in 2007 but fell to the Red Sox in game seven of the ALCS. He currently resides in Northeast Ohio.