Padres star shortstop Tatis breaks wrist, may be out for 3 months
San Diego Padres superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has fractured his wrist and may find himself out of action for approximately three months.
Major League Baseball’s regular season hasn’t yet begun, and the San Diego Padres will already find themselves short-handed.
Their star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has suffered a wrist fracture during the offseason, and the injury is likely to necessitate surgery. He hurt his scaphoid bone in his left wrist.
Tatis: Possible 3-month recovery
Padres general manager A.J. Preller said recovery from such a procedure is expected to take approximately three months, with his expected return to action in the event of an operation slated for June.
Preller said that the 23-year-old could have sustained the injury early in the offseason and then aggravated it when he started training a few weeks ago, according to MLB.com.
However, the general manager also did not rule out that the possibility that the wrist injury could have stemmed from a motorcycle accident that the player had in December. The exact cause of the latest injury has not yet been disclosed.
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No information on injuries due to lockout
Teams had not been informed of any injuries the players experienced in the offseason because the lockout prevented players and clubs from communicating with each other.
Tatis is believed to recover from injuries fairly quickly. He injured his left shoulder in April last year which landed him on the 10-day injured list, where he found himself three times during the 2021 season.
Despite this, the MLB All-Star ended the season as a league leader with 42 home runs, and in third place in the voting for Most Valuable Player.
With Tatis out for an extended period of time, 21-year-old C.J. Abrams may be seeing a lot more action as his replacement.