Adam Wainwright may miss final scheduled start of season

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright may miss

his last scheduled start of the season because of stiffness in his


Wainwright is 20-11 with a 2.42 ERA. He says he hurt his elbow

while sleeping on it earlier this month, and was bothered by pain

while winning his last two starts.

"You know how you sleep with your arm under your head?"

Wainwright said Monday. "I did that, but instead of grabbing my

hand and moving it to the side, I just flung it. I kind of wrenched


Wainwright was set to start Thursday against Colorado. He will

be examined in the next day, and manager Tony La Russa said a

decision will be made at that time.