Zack Greinke to miss start of season with fractured rib

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Awful news out of Brewers’ camp this afternoon.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Zack Greinke will miss the start of the season with a fractured rib.

You may remember that Greinke had his initial bullpen session this spring pushed back by a ribcage contusion, which he said at the time was the result of an off the field incident. Today he admitted that he suffered the injury while going up for a rebound playing basketball.

According to Rosenthal, a recent MRI on the ribcage area revealed one bruised rib and one hairline fracture. The bone will take 4-6 weeks to heal, which puts him on pace to miss at least the first couple weeks of the season. This might prove to be a very minor issue, but Greinke’s tenure in Milwaukee is off to a very dubious start.