HOUSTON – While the Astros are waiting for a definite diagnosis, which could be a major injury to George Springer's left thigh, manager AJ Hinch said the All-Star outfielder would likely be on the list of injured, which is a serious one Blow would be the best offense of baseball.
Springer, who returned to
HOUSTON – While the Astros are waiting for a clear diagnosis, which could be a significant left thigh injury suffered by
"It's shit, to be honest," said Springer. "It's hard, but I'll make it, I just have to support the team as best I can."
George Springer was understandably crushed after a thigh injury. pic.twitter.com/sy7U8jNHGr
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Springer moved cautiously into the clubhouse after the game and was clearly depressed.When asked if Springer would need a break on the injury list, Hinch said, "That's likely . "
" I'm not looking forward to the diagnosis, to be honest, "he said," It does not look very good. He never retires from such a game. He limped from the beginning. … Our best team has George Springer at the top.
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– Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 25, 2019  Springer was among the first favorites for the American League Most Valuable Player before suffering a minor back injury in Boston on Sunday when he swung his bat against Red Sox starter Chris Sale. On his return on Friday at Minute Maid Park, he took the lead with a 0-3 in the lead, before leaving the game with a noticeable limp in eighth.
Achilles tendon locked up, "said Springer. "Honestly, you have nothing more than that. We just have to see what happens and hope for the best."
Any lengthy loss of Springer would be a serious setback for an Astros team with championship aspirations Years ago, the Astros have one of the best baseball records and most deadly lineups, with Springer the sound engineer at the top of the order.He arrived on Friday and led the AL in Homers (17), RBIs (42) and Total Bases ( 119), while he ranked second in Extra Base Hits (27), OPS (1,050) and Runs (41).
"He's a big part of this ball club," said pitcher Wade Miley not even heard why [left the game] but I hope we can make him well again. This guy plays the game hard, plays the game properly and is a big part of this puzzle.
Springer, the MVP of the 2017 World Series, played in all 162 games in 2016, but has been involved in several injuries in recent years. He suffered a concussion and later a broken wrist and missed two months in 2015, spent time at IL in 2017 with left quad pain and missed 10 games last year as he sprained his left thumb.
Brian McTaggart has since covered the Astros in 2004 and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.