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Brian Duensing Injury Update: Bruised Left Ankle, X-Rays Negative

In the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Wild pitcher Brian Duensing's outing ended early with an apparent left ankle injury. The bad news? He was having a pretty good night.The good news? It's nothing too serious, via Rhett Bollinger of

Duensing had pitched four and one-third innings before getting hit by a liner courtesy of Detroit's Alex Avila. He'd given up four hits, two earned runs, walked one and struck out two. He was replaced by Kyle Waldrop, who was replaced by Cole De Vries in the seventh. De Vries is scheduled to start Saturday against Texas.

The Twins are down 5-1 in the eighth inning.

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