Derek Holland Plans to Walk Without Crutches Today


Sep 23, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (45) delivers a pitch to the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Holland pitched nine innings of shut-out baseball beating the Astros 12-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

According to Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Derek Holland plans to walk without crutches for the first time today since undergoing micro-fracture surgery on his knee.

This is good news for all Texas Rangers fans. Holland, who we all remember injured his knee going up some stairs at his home and then tripping over his dog. We laughed and cried at the same time when we heard the news. Him trying to walk without crutches is a good sign for his recovery, it means that things are healing like they are supposed to. I may be crazy, but I am still holding out hope that Holland will be back with the Texas Rangers before the All-Star break, like maybe somewhere around early June. I have no proof to back this up, just something that I hope can happen really.

With the Matt Harrison news, the Geovay Soto news, the Jurickson Profar news, the Tanner Scheppers news, and all the other news that has come out of camp, all of it seeming to be bad, it is nice to hear that a Texas Rangers player is headed in the right direction for once this spring. We’ll update more when we know more.