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Rafael Furcal leaves game after aggravating groin injury

Will it ever end for Rafael Furcal? Will his 36-year-old legs ever allow him to wear a Marlins uniform?

On Friday, in what was the start of his second round of rehab for Double A Jacksonville, Furcal left the game in the fourth inning when he aggravated his groin injury.

According to Associated Press reports, Furcal walked off the field with a slight limp and refused comment. But Jacksonville manager Andy Barkett said Furcal is day to day.

"We'll see how he feels tomorrow," Barkett said. "He moved around fine in pregame. He just hasn't played in a year and he's trying to get his body right. I feel for the guy. He's a great player and all we want is for him to get back in the big leagues. I know he's a little frustrated and we're all frustrated for him because he's such a competitor. But, at the same time, we've got to be cautious."

Furcal began the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered in spring training. Then, while on rehab assignment, he strained his groin and returned to South Florida. Friday was his first game back on rehab assignment, and he went 1 for 2 but aggravated his groin injury while covering second.

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