Jurickson Profar likely won’t play this season


Aug 19, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) slides safely to second base as Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar (6) is unable to handle the ball during the third inning of a baseball game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have eagerly been waiting on Jurickson Profar to return to the line the season.  They have been using several replacements such as Donny Murphy, Josh Wilson, Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas while he’s been rehabing his shoulder.

Now the Rangers have learned that he has reinjured it and will not be back for 8-12 weeks.  He told the Rangers he injuried it while moving in his bed.  This is now another odd injury for the Rangers.  They have had a player hit by a motorcycle, tripped by a dog, bad bed, bad pillow and now turning wrong in a bed.

Reports say that Profar has a Grade 2 strain in his right shoulder.  

A Grade 2 strain means there is extensive damage to individual muscle fibers.  The muscle is not ruptured.  This requires at least 3-6 weeks of rest.   (PhysioRoom.com)

The Rangers have said they will not rush Profar back and this time will take his return even more slowly.  That could mean it is possible for him to return late in the season, but it doesn’t seem likely at this point.

It looks like the tandem of Luis Sardinas and Rougned Odor is here to stay.  Both have played well so far, although the Rangers need Odor to improve his bat some.