Good news for Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, bat dog for the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low Class A; Sally League), who was pulled from Sunday’s game due to injury: the diagnosis is tendonitis or acute trauma to the right kneecap area.
As a result of the significant soft tissue swelling around her patellar tendon of her right knee, Miss Lou Lou Gehrig is out for two weeks. She has been prescribed a course of anti-inflammatory pain medication and activity restriction (bedrest), and will be rechecked in two weeks. She is expected to make a speedy and full recovery.
“I hate that Lou Lou is hurt but am happy it is nothing more serious,” said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore. “We were afraid she might have torn her cranial cruciate ligament, which would have required surgery and put her out of action for the rest of the year.”
Three year old Lou Lou is being groomed to take over for the legendary Miss Babe Ruth, who recently announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2015 season.
Image courtesy Greensboro Grasshoppers.