Injury Report: 8/9

Hello and welcome to the Injury Report!

This roundup is a biweekly article, published on Mondays and Fridays, where I aim to detail approximately five relevant injuries that have occurred over the past few days, or provide an update on the injury of a prominent MLB player. I will try to incorporate the available information as well as my own knowledge and experience to approximate a return date in each case, noting the individual characteristics of the injuries and of the players themselves.

If you have questions regarding an injury not detailed in this article, feel free to comment below, and I will give my best effort to provide a timely update.

 

Austin Riley – Right LCL Sprain

 

Austin Riley sprained his right LCL and is being evaluated. It has been reported as a Grade 2 sprain, which would likely mark the end of his 2019 campaign. We will have a better idea once he sees Dr. James Andrews. If he can avoid surgery, there is a chance he returns for the latter half of September.

Estimated return: Not likely to return in 2019.

 

David Price – Left TFCC Injury

 

David Price has a cyst within his triangular fibrocartilage complex in his left wrist. The TFCC is under increased pressure when the wrist is prone, which unfortunately is the case for a large majority of Price’s repertoire. He has undergone a cortisone injection to help to relieve some of the pain and pressure. If he responds well to that treatment, he may be ready to return for September.

Estimated return: Chance to return in early September, but monitoring required.

 

Craig Kimbrel – Right Knee Inflammation

 

Craig Kimbrel is battling a minor knee issue. He was placed on the IL retroactive to August 4, which means he could return as early as the August 14. He isn’t likely to spend much more than the minimum on the IL.

Estimated return: Mid-August.

 

Nelson Cruz – Left Wrist Strain

 

Nelson Cruz is considered day-to-day with a mild left wrist strain. This appears to be a reaggravation of the injury that cost Cruz approximately two weeks earlier in the year. If he does end up on the IL, it doesn’t appear as though it will be a lengthy stint.

Estimated return: Day-to-day with possibility of a short IL stint.

 

Anthony Rendon – Toe Soreness

 

Anthony Rendon was hit by a pitch in the toe. At first glance this appears minor, though in early 2018 Rendon suffered a similar injury that was thought to be minor and he missed approximately 20 days. Assuming X-rays come back negative, there should be nothing aside from pain and swelling to limit Rendon, which he should be able to manage within a few days.

Estimated return: Day-to-day with possibility of a short IL stint.

 

If there is a player on whom you would like information who I have not detailed in this article, please comment below, and I will reply as I am able.

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Jeff Davis

Jeff is a healthcare professional with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Jeff coaches pitching at the high school level.

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Comments


Sherbs

Would also love to hear if there is an update on Ramon, I can’t find anything so far (besides what was posted here in the Injury Report when he went on the IL). Also wondering about Voit…….
Thanks in advance if you have any info!

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