Texas Rangers News: Adrian Beltre Suffers Calf Injury
Adrian Beltre has reportedly suffered an injury to his calf. This is something that the Texas Rangers organization were not hoping for. However, the injury doesn’t seem to be a serious one.
According to T.R. Sullivan, Beltre revealed his injury today when he arrived and for Texas Rangers Spring Training. He allegedly suffered the injury during a workout at his home.
An MRI revealed that Beltre has a Grade 1 strain. He’s expected to miss three weeks. Beltre is scheduled to play in this year’s World Baseball Classic, representing the Dominican Republic. The tournament is to begin March 9th. For now, it looks as if he’ll miss some time and it’s unsure if he’ll join the team and play once the medical staff clear him. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Jeff Wilson, Beltre says he’ll play when he’s 100 percent and his main concern is to be ready for the season. In other words, if he can’t participate in the Classic, so be it. To Beltre, it’s more important to get healthy and not risk further injuries. It means a lot to him to be ready for this coming season.
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If Beltre must miss the Classic, then it’ll be due to precautionary reasons. For now, he’s going to miss the first round. Should the Dominican Republic advance to the second round, he could join the team. There’s no telling what can happen. In any case, Beltre needs to be ready and at 100 percent for Opening Day.
Beltre is very fortunate that there’s no tear or any serious damage. Sooner or later, Beltre’s calf will be fully healed and he’ll be good to go. Despite the injury, he can still participate in some team activities, but he’ll very likely be limited in practice. Texas can’t risk him aggravating the injury.
Beltre is coming into this season with a lot of expectations. He’s still playing at an elite level, despite being 37. If everything goes well this Spring Training, there’s no doubt Beltre will be ready when Opening Day arrives.