Cook Sees Foot Specialst
Pitcher, who is suffering from a sprained right big toe, was examined Monday by Dr. John Shank, a foot and ankle specialist with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in the Denver area.
Cook remains on course to start Saturday at Florida. He had been scheduled to take the mound Tuesday against the Pirates, but that start was pushed back four days so Cook didn’t aggravate the injury and would have more time for the soreness to quiet down.
Trainer Keith Dugger said Shank confirmed the diagnosis of a small sprain and some inflammation in the joint of Cook’s right big toe. Cook, who aggravated his ongoing toe problem making a catch while backing up third base in his last start Wednesday at Philadelphia, is wearing stiff insoles to alleviate the discomfort.
Cook threw on flat ground with Dugger up to a distance of 120 feet and had no problem with his toe. Dugger said the big test for Cook will come Thursday when he throws a bullpen session.