Houston Astros' starting pitcher Bud Norris left Wednesday night's game against the Giants with a knee sprain, and the club still has yet to update the severity of the injury. Norris was pulled in the fourth inning and was clearly irritated by yet another health issue, via Brian McTaggart of MLB.com:
"I'm pretty frustrated about it," Norris said. "I'm trying to go out there and help these guys as much as I can because I'm a competitor and want to compete, but I'm frustrated and it's pretty sore now and I have to come back tomorrow and see how it feels.
"Ever since Colorado, I've been going out there and trying to get better and the hip flexor is feeling a lot better," he said. "But I definitely tweaked the knee tonight and we've got to see how it feels tomorrow."
Norris has had an up-and-down 2012 season, pitching brilliantly at times in the month of May before losing it a bit as the calendar turned to June.
Tuesday's injury occurred while he was chasing a pop fly in foul territory and he immediately pulled up lame. He threw some warm-up pitches under the watchful eye of the trainer but could not stay in the game. Heading into the second game of the series against San Francisco, the Astros were still unsure of the seriousness of the injury and how long Norris could potentially be out.
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