Texas Rangers injuries are bound to happen this season
By Brian Sweet
As spring training in Arizona wraps up soon, the Texas Rangers look towards the long season that is ahead of them. There will be many challenges and obstacles that will happen during the season, one of those obstacles being injuries.
Dallas sports fans should always expect injuries for any Dallas team during the regular season, it happens every year.
I’ve seen injuries ranging from stingers which means a player is out for a couple of games to ACL tears which means the player is out for the season, so anything is possible, especially over a long baseball season.
I don’t think I’ve seen one season where the Rangers have had a season without injuries. I’ve seen some pitchers take a line drive to the head during a game. I’ve also seen players roll their ankle running the base path.
Already in 2021, we are seeing the injuries pile up for the Rangers. Khris Davis pulled a quad muscle running to first base Tuesday and could start the season on the IL.
The Texas Rangers have injuries this year like they do every year. It’s just part of the game.
Pitcher Jonathan Hernandez has been shut down for at least four weeks due to a UCL sprain and Jose Leclerc is out for a while with elbow issues.
Willie Calhoun is already out initially due to a groin strain, to add further insult to injury.
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Thankfully, we have a normal spring training this year due to COVID protocols at practices and games.
While the shortened spring training games helped keep the players healthy and safe from pandemic disease, the long season is still going to cause wear and tear on the player’s bodies making them vulnerable to injuries.
Who knows what will happen during the regular season, Joey Gallo could tear a muscle in his arm while trying to hit the ball into the atmosphere. Maybe Kyle Gibson injures his shoulder throwing a fastball down the middle of the plate.
I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer for this season. The main goal of this article is to prepare Rangers fans that they aren’t going to have a perfect healthy season where no one gets hurt.
It’s bound to happen during a 162-game schedule.
We hope all these players come back healthy and ready to contribute!