Texas Rangers’ Colby Lewis has been put on a 60-day disabled list due to a strained lat muscle on his right shoulder. The strain occurred during the Rangers’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, with Lewis exiting the game in the fifth innings because of the pain. The Rangers were able to win against the Reds with a score of 6-4.
The Texas Rangers thought that Lewis’ feeling was just a normal soreness, but after going through an MRI on Wednesday, it was revealed that Lewis was having a strained lat muscle.
It will be a long recovery time for Lewis, with four weeks of no throwing and several more weeks to gain back his arm strength and endurance. He will also be going through a second MRI during his healing process.
Lewis is, however, thankful that the healing of his strained lat muscle does not include surgery, and that his injury is not at its worst to the point that it becomes a season-ender.
“I felt like I was on a really good roll helping the ballclub win. It really stinks. Luckily it’s not season-ending.” Lewis said.
Jon Daniels, the general manager of the Texas Rangers, said that Lewis’ injury is the kind that comes back. However, with a proper time of healing, Lewis’ lat muscle will recover well.
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