Padres' Young returns to San Diego to have back examined

Updated: August 22, 2007, 10:54 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major league ERA leader Chris Young returned to San Diego on Wednesday to get his ailing back examined, and the playoff-contending Padres weren't sure when he would pitch again.

The All-Star righty was forced to leave Tuesday night's game against the Mets after only five innings because of lower back pain. Manager Bud Black said the team expected to know about Young's status on Thursday after doctors tested him.

"If he misses one start, that's a big bonus. ...

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