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Updated: June 28th, 2011 5:47pm
MRI reveals bone bruise, no ligament damage to Delmon Young's ankle

MRI reveals bone bruise, no ligament damage to Delmon Young's ankle

by Nate Sandell
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The Minnesota Twins received good news about left fielder Delmon Young on Tuesday.

MRI results of Young's injured right ankle revealed inflammation and bruising, but no ligament damage. The Twins had feared the worse when Young had to be carted off the field on a stretcher last Saturday against the Brewers after twisting his ankle crashing into the left field wall.

Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, is able to walk on the ankle without assistance and has spent the last two days in the weight room and batting cage.

"He has responded very well to treatment the past couple days," head trainer Rick McWane said. "He's full weight bearing and doing a lot in the training room and weight room so we're really happy with the progress he's made in the last day."

Manager Ron Gardenhire was relieved to find out the injury wasn't more serious.

"I thought it was nice yesterday when I saw him walking with a tennis shoe on for me that kind of made me feel a little bit better that he put a tennis shoe on," Gardenhire said.

McWane said no timetable has been set for Young's return, but he expects him to likely be ready to go as soon as his stint on the DL is up during the second week of July.

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