Joe Mauer Injury Update: Twins Catcher Might Not Play Monday

MINNEAPOLIS - FILE: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins reacts after he strikes out against the New York Yankees during game one of the ALDS on October 6, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to reports April 15, 2011, the Twins have put Mauer on the 15-day disabled list because of leg weakness. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Joe Mauer took a foul ball to the knee on Sunday and is now questionable for Monday's game against the LA Angels.

On Sunday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer had a scare as a foul ball smacked the inside of his left knee, knocking him to the ground in pain. Mauer was able to finish the game -- he has played every single inning of every single game so far this season for the Twins -- but is now in doubt for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

He finished the 7-4 victory, but he wasn't sure about his status for Monday. "Pretty sore right now," he said. "I got it right in the good spot. It had to be a getaway day with the [cabin] pressure."

Mauer is planning on icing the knee and getting it tested on Monday to see if he could play the game against LA. If he's not available to play all nine innings as catcher because of the strain on his knee he could also move over to designated hitter or first base to make things easier for himself.

For more on Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. For more news and analysis on the entire world of baseball, head over to Baseball Nation.

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