D-backs' Trumbo sidelined with stress fracture in foot

NL home run leader says injury is not as bad as previous stress fracture that required recovery time of 5-plus months.

Mark Trumbo leads the National League with seven home runs and has driven in 19 runs.

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The news was not all good out of Chicago on Wednesday for the Diamondbacks after they snapped a four-game losing streak by scoring five times in the ninth inning to spoil Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration. Left fielder Mark Trumbo, who leads the National League with seven home runs, revealed that he has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in the third metatarsal of his left foot following an MRI exam.

The injury that will sideline him indefinitely.

Trumbo said the MRI also showed similar symptoms in the fourth metatarsal and some "plantar fascia stuff" that he already was aware of.

"Just repeat stress. I don't know if it was made worse because of the plantar stuff, maybe I was compensating and didn't know it," Trumbo told FOX's Jody Jackson after the D-backs' 7-5 victory over the Cubs.

"We have to deal with it now. So let's try and get everything healthy and get back out as soon as possible. I don't have a time frame. I don't really know. I'll have a better idea when we get back to Arizona."



Trumbo, who has seven home runs and 19 RBI, will have the injury re-evaluated when he returns to Arizona on Thursday following the final game of a four-game series against the Cubs.

Trumbo has had a similar if less severe injury before. He suffered a stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot in the final week of the 2011 season and said it took him more than five months to recover.

"That one was a pain. That took a long time. This one should be significantly less," he said.

A stress fracture typically does not require surgery but needs rest to heal. Initials X-rays were negative, but the D-backs wanted the MRI to double-check.

Cody Ross has started in left field the last two games and had an RBI single on Wednesday. Ross returned April 18 after missing eight months with a fractured hip suffered last August. Center fielder A.J. Pollock has also missed time this week with a sore neck.

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