ANDERSON — Kathy Lind didn't need any special medical training to tell her something wasn't right with her son.
Three weeks after fouling a pitch of his right foot, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Adam Lind still was having problems with his mobility. So his mother asked him if anyone had performed an MRI to get a deeper look.
When the answer was no, she strongly suggested he ask the team to have a test done. The result revealed a non-displaced fracture of a bone connected to his right big toe, and the former Highland High School star was placed on the disabled list Wednesday.
"I didn't see Adam running down to first base," Kathy Lind said. "He was limping more and more and more. It obviously wasn't getting any better."
The problems began during a June 14 game at Baltimore, when Lind fouled a pitch off his right foot. He was confined to a wheelchair at a Maryland hospital that night, unable to put any weight on the appendage.
After a series of X-Rays, Blue Jays trainers told Lind he was suffering from a bone bruise and could do no further damage to the foot. He played in 17 games over the next three weeks, including one in which he fouled a pitch off the same area, and the pain only intensified.
When he had trouble catching up to foul balls while playing first base over the July 4 weekend at Oakland, Lind finally asked for the MRI. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks, though he's hopeful an upcoming trip to Charlotte, N.C., for a second opinion might reduce that timeframe.
"To be honest, I'm almost relieved," Lind said during a cellphone interview Thursday. "I played so long on it. I don't want to go on the DL, but we had to figure something out."