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Brian Wilson Dealing With Elbow Inflammation

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    Remember how we said that everyone on the Giants was injured?

    We weren't joking. Well, OK, joking a little bit, but there's nothing funny about all the injury news coming out of San Francisco these days, including the fact that closer Brian Wilson is dealing with elbow inflammation.

    Prior to today's Brave game manager Bruch Bochy said Wilson will be unavailable for a two-to-three days with the injury.

    And that's actually the good news -- Wilson looked pretty bad recently when coughing up a save on Monday and it seemed like he might be dealing with back troubles.

    Considering that he's had Tommy John surgery already once in his life, the possibility that his elbow is wonked is terrifying.

    But he was checked out by Dr. James Andrews, and the tests didn't show anything worse than inflammation.

    Which led Bruce Bochy to call the injury "minor" and which led the entire Giants fanbase to collectively breathe a sigh of relief.

    That doesn't mean things get easier down the stretch, of course, because the Giants still have two games against the Braves remaining their series (including Wednesday) before heading to Houston for a three-game series.

    If they can manage to win more than two or three of those, it has to be considered a tremendous step forward, given the injuries that are piling up for this team right now.