Bruce to miss 6-to-8 weeks

Published 1:04 am Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say outfielder Jay Bruce’s broken right wrist shows no damage to tendons or ligaments, but he is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

Bruce was hurt Saturday night while trying to make a sliding catch on David Wright’s liner in the first inning of a 4-0 loss to the Mets in New York.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and returned to Cincinnati to be examined by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, the team’s medical director.

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An MRI was performed late Sunday, and Bruce will be examined again on Thursday before the Reds’ first game after the All-Star break.