There were some scary scenes during the Houston Astros game on Tuesday night.
Starting pitcher Jake Odorizi had to go on the field with a stretcher due to an injury to his lower body.
The illness was later confirmed to be “some strain and sprain of the ligament around the left ankle / foot”, but at first, Pitcher said he feared the injury would be much, much worse.
Chandler of the Houston Chronicle gives some details of his conversation with Rome Pitcher.
Jack Odorizi said he feared his Achilles tendon would rupture, but an MRI only revealed some strains and sprains from other ligaments around the ankle / foot. Odorizi will be back this season and says it’s “the best case scenario.” A timeline is vague, but Odorizi crutches off, “Rome tweeted.
Jake Odorizi said he feared he had ruptured his Achilles tendon, but an MRI only revealed some strains and sprains from other ligaments around the ankle / foot. Odorizi will be back this season and says it’s “the best case scenario.” A timeline is vague, but Odorizzi is off the crutch
– Chandler Rome (্যান্ডChandler_Rom) May 18, 2022
According to Rome, Odorizi said he felt a “big pop” when he came down from the mound and said “the stretcher looks worse than this.”
He avoided a major injury
A torn Achilles tendon is actually one of the worst injuries of an athlete: it affects basketball players, soccer players and baseball players alike: it limits movement for long periods of time.
Additionally, it has a high probability of re-emergence: just ask Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka.
Fortunately, Odorizi was able to avoid any major injuries.
Although he will be out for a while.
It’s too bad because he started to pitch well after the start of the nightmare.
After seven starts and 31.2 innings of pitching, he has a 3-2 record, a 3.13 ERA, 21 strikeouts and a 1.17 whip.
Those are good numbers for back-of-the-rotation pitchers.
Now, he’ll be on the shelf for a while, but a sprain must have a much more friendly timeline than Achilles tendon.