Laird, Inge on the mend with their injuries

Laird, Inge on the mend with their injuries

Laird, Inge on the mend with their injuries
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Gerald Laird was walking around the Tigers' clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium without any trouble Saturday morning, one day after spraining his left knee in a nasty collision with first baseman Don Kelly.

Brandon Inge was not in the clubhouse at the time, but apparently did come in for treatment for the sore groin he suffered while breaking out of the box on his game-ending double play grounder Thursday night.

Both are classified as day to day, and neither appears at this point to be a risk to open the season on the disabled list.

Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Laird has a Grade 1 sprain of his left knee, but appeared to be much better Saturday than he was Friday.

"He's basically a day to day guy for us," Rand said.

Inge is a slightly different situation. Rand said he's getting multiple treatments each day, but Rand sounded somewhat upbeat about his situation.

"The groin that he felt the other night at the end of the game, trying to beat out the double play ball, we've just kind of got to see where it takes us," Rand said. "He's a little bit better today. We're keeping him off the field for a couple of days, just to give that a chance to come around. And hopefully he'll be back for us in the next couple days."