And here we go again...
Grady Sizemore underwent a procedure in Philadelphia Thursday to fix a sports hernia injury. And it was completely unrelated to the knee injury he sustained against Baltimore last weekend. Sizemore's knee will not undergo any sort of medical procedure and he is using his healing period to correct the hernia issue.
Sizemore is now expected to miss at least four-to-six weeks as he recovers from both ailments. And that's just to, as Lonnie Soloff, Indians head trainer, put it, "return to baseball activities." The knee injury is similar to the injury Sizemore had to the same right knee earlier this season. It was determined after an MRI that there was no structural damage.
The previous injury kept Sizemore out for two weeks and was more of a bone bruise.
As for the sports hernia, Sizemore has actually been down this road before. In 2009 when his injury problems really started, Sizemore had another procedure done in September that was in the same area. Although this latest is considered less severe and Sizemore can begin a light rehab program as soon as Friday.
Now it begs the question. Is Grady Sizemore now injury-prone?
Maybe. He's certainly been on the Disabled List a lot the past three years and they haven't exactly been "freak" accidents or "nicks and scrapes." If anything, they are a result of the aggressive nature of his play. One of his greatest strengths, could actually be his eventual downfall.
And his play? The knee injuries certainly impacted the way he swung the bat. This year, his running game has been absent, but he's still out in the field as a capable center fielder catching up to balls. Perhaps the "hip discomfort" he felt as a result of the hernia was slowing him down on the basepaths, even some of his hitting.
We've seen him struggle in the past due to injuries.
The ultimate "now" question in regards to Sizemore surrounds the impending trade deadline and the liklihood the Indians now go after an outfield bat. With Shin-Soo Choo also out for at least another two weeks, probably more close to four, the Indians are left with just Michael Brantley as their only regular outfielder. If the Indians ever had a reason to acquire a bat in the outfield, even if it was a minimal piece to plug the gap for a month, this would be it.
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