Slugger hurt back while sneezing

Updated: May 19, 2004, 12:37 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Turns out, Sammy Sosa's injury is nothing to sneeze at.

The Chicago Cubs' star has a sprained ligament in his lower back and is probably headed to the disabled list.

Sosa missed Sunday's game in San Diego after two violent sneezes brought on back spasms. He was examined by Dr. Michael Schaefer, the Cubs' orthopedic specialist, before Tuesday's game against the Giants, and tests revealed the sprained ligament.

"He's going to receive an epidural tonight to ...

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