Injury Report – 4/12

Jeff Davis provides an update in today's edition of the Injury Report.

Billy Hamilton Left Knee Sprain


Billy Hamilton crashed into the wall going after a ball on Thursday and was carted off the field. It is reported that Hamilton sustained a mild left MCL sprain and is considered day to day. I wouldn’t be shocked to see an IL stint come out of this, but it likely wouldn’t be too much more than the minimum.

Estimated return: Late April.


Mike Clevinger — Right Teres Major Strain


Mike Clevinger’s fate changed dramatically within a number of hours, going from expecting to make his next start to the provided timetable of six to eight weeks prior to touching a baseball. We’ll go with that, unfortunately, as it must be a pretty significant strain. This development means we can’t reasonably expect Clevinger to return until July, factoring in time to rebuild arm strength.

Estimated return: Mid July.


Luis Severino Right Lat Strain


Luis Severino has sustained a Grade 2 right lat strain during his recovery from a rotator cuff issue. Severino will be shut down from throwing until roughly June and will likely progress slowly from that point. We realistically can’t expect a return until July at this point.

Estimated return: Mid-to-late July.


Alex Bregman Right Hamstring Discomfort


Alex Bregman has been out with a hamstring injury that is being described as minor in nature. He is set to be re-evaluated on Friday (4/12). The Astros have a history of downplaying injuries to their star players, so monitor this one closely for updates and remain skeptical.

Estimated return: Late April.


Nate Karns Right Forearm Strain


Nate Karns has hit the IL with a right forearm strain. Karns feels he will return when first able, and manager Brandon Hyde spoke to this being a precautionary move. Karns’ velocity was down in his most recent experience. Karns reports that this injury is different than the elbow inflammation that held him out for a majority of 2018. Karns may return when first able, as he’s stated, but this is something to watch throughout the season.

Estimated return: Late-April.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a healthcare professional with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Jeff coaches pitching at the high school level.

2 responses to “Injury Report – 4/12”

  1. Launch Angle says:

    Last year you provided a table of all the notable players on the IL and their expected return date. Would you consider bringing that back?

    I wanted to know if you have an update on when Scooter is expected to be back on the field playing again?

    • Jeff Davis says:

      That table took an immense amount of time that I could not commit to for another year.

      There have been no changes with Gennett thus far – still looks to return in June or July.

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