"It's not well enough to swing it, or at least it wasn't the other day," Willingham said. "I think it has a lot to do with where the injury is. It's the bottom hand, and when you try to turn it over, that's right where the injury was."
Willingham said there was no timetable for his return until he was able to swing without issue, added that he believed he would need a rehab assignment because he had been out so long.
"We'll have to see how it goes, I guess," Willingham said. "But I don't know when I'll go on rehab."
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