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Kinsler's return next week 'not realistic'

Updated: March 26, 2010, 6:54 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Second baseman Ian Kinsler's hopes of playing in a game Monday for the first time since he suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago today are "not realistic," Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

That determination was made after Kinsler was examined by club orthopedist Dr. Keith Meister, who discovered a small bone bruise at the tip of the tibia in addition to the sprain. Meister will inject Kinsler with an anti-inflammatory later Friday.

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