Saturday, February 24, 2007
With family history, Nady to take Crohn's disease test
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Xavier Nady
will be tested Monday to determine if he has a chronic digestive
ailment known as Crohn's disease.
Nady was hospitalized three days earlier this week for an
inflamed intestine and, so far, doctors think he has a viral
infection. But Nady is being tested for Crohn's disease because a
cousin has it and it is known to run in the family.
Nady says he began to feel stomach pain Sunday night, then told
the Pirates' medical staff about it Tuesday. He checked in to
Manatee Memorial Hospital near the team's spring training facility
on Tuesday night and checked out Thursday.
Nady dressed for the team's two-hour workout today at Pirate
City, but he did not participate in any activities.