Injury Report: August 31

Injury decisions should be easier, thanks to the Injury Report.

Welcome to this week’s Injury Report! As the fantasy playoffs draw near, we will be shifting our focus away from deep-dive injury news. We will try to make sure all your injury worries are answered by a return date and worry-o-meter rating. 


Willson Contreras – Knee Sprain


Willson Contreras is expected to go out on a short rehab assignment early this week. Expect a return soon. 

Return Date: 5-7 days

Worry-o-meter: 1


Jesse Winker – Intercostal Strain 


Jesse Winker has started throwing and is expected to begin swinging later this week. 

Return Date: Early/Mid-September 

Worry-o-meter: 6


Shane Bieber – Subscapularis Strain


Shane Bieber is planning on throwing another bullpen session this week, and is expected to throw a simulated game later this week. 

Return Date: 3-4 weeks

Worry-o-meter: 6


Aaron Civale – Finger Sprain 


Aaron Civale is expected to return this week. Start him with confidence. 

Return Date: 5-7 days

Worry-o-meter: 2


Patrick Sandoval – Lumbar Stress Reaction


Patrick Sandoval will be shut down for the rest of the season. I’m not worried about Sandoval going into 2022. 

Return Date: 2022 season

Worry-o-meter: 7


Mike Trout – Calf Strain


There are rumors that Mike Trout could be shut down for the rest of the season. This is not a surprise, but it is extremely disappointing. 

Return Date: 2 weeks

Worry-o-meter: 7


Clayton Kershaw – Elbow Inflammation


Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game Monday without any reports of issues. We will keep an eye on news out of LA, but this was a big step in his recovery. 

Return Date: 2-3 weeks

Worry-o-meter: 4


Pablo Lopez – Shoulder Strain


Pablo Lopez has had his rehab assignment slowed down as a precaution. This will obviously delay his return. 

Return Date: 2 weeks

Worry-o-meter: 3


Mitch Garver – Back Tightness


Mitch Garver will miss the next 10-14 days with lower back tightness. I’m not too worried about this moving forward. 

Return Date: 10-14 days

Worry-o-meter: 1


Rhys Hoskins – Abdominal Surgery 


Rhys Hoskins will miss the rest of 2021 after undergoing abdominal surgery. He should be ready for the 2022 season without any lingering issues. 

Return Date: 2022 season

Worry-o-meter: 4


Jack Flaherty – Shoulder Strain 


Jack Flaherty will more than likely miss the rest of the 2021 season with a shoulder strain. The good news is that the second opinion revealed no structural damage, so Flaherty should be good to go for the 2022 season. 

Return Date: 2022 season

Worry-o-meter: 5

Thanks for reading! As always, if there is someone else you have a question about, leave me a comment or find me on Twitter or Instagram (@JakeRobinsonDPT). I will get to them as I’m able to. Be sure to check back next week for the latest injury report!

Featured image by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns on Twitter).

Jake Robinson

What's up, everyone! I'm Jake, and I (painfully) love all things with Texas A&M, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. I'm your guy for all things injuries here at Pitcher List. Catch me on Twitter and IG @jakerobinsonDPT

One response to “Injury Report: August 31”

  1. J.C. Mosier says:

    Hey, Jake! How about an Injury Report update?

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