Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias out 4-6 months

(WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers confirmed today shortstop Jose Iglesias has stress fractures in both legs and will miss between 4-6 months of action.

A statement released by the team this afternoon detailed Iglesias' diagnosis, chronicling his visit with Dr. Thomas Clanton in Colorado, who reviewed previous diagnostic studies which had shown bilateral tibial stress reactions. 

Upon review, Clanton found indications of bilateral tibial stress fractures.

Iglesias will not be able to participate in any weight-bearing conditioning and will be limited to biking, swimming and upper body strengthening.  He will be reevaluated in four months.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters today the team is preparing to play the 2014 season without Iglesias.  He expects Iglesias to be ready to play again in 2015.

A return in 2014 hasn't been ruled out, but it's unlikely.

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