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Report: Encarnacion struggles with sight

Oct. 13, 2007 at 5:49 PM   |   Comments

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- St. Louis outfielder Juan Encarnacion continues to struggle with his sight after being struck in his left eye by a line drive Aug. 31.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday the 31-year-old Encarnacion has regained only 20/400 vision since he underwent surgery in Boston last month. The report said the Cardinals are pessimistic about his return at least for next season, if ever.

"I know (team medical supervisor George) Paletta has reviewed the surgical notes," interim general manager John Mozeliak told the newspaper. "What really needs to take place is for Juan to be seen by a specialist in St. Louis (and) we’ll know more then."

The report added club officials expect him to return to St. Louis from Boston to be examined by a retinal specialist within the next two weeks.

His injury occurred when he was struck by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Aaron Miles as he waited in the on-deck circle in a game against Cincinnati.

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