George Springer’s head injury does not appear serious
The Houston Astros were dealt quite a fright on Tuesday after star outfielder George Springer appeared to injure his head and neck area after colliding with the wall following a spectacular catch to rob Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun of extra bases.
However, Astros president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow appeared on the Sean Salisbury Show on SportsTalk 790 AM to reveal that initial tests were positive. Still, Luhnow iterated that the Astros will have to give it time to see how Springer is feeling in the next couple of days:
“Any time you suffer a blow to your head/neck area, you’ve got to really wait 24 hours and sometimes 48 hours to really see if there’s anything that lingers.”
Springer has been one of Houston’s best players once again in 2019, so it goes without saying that the Astros will be closely monitoring his condition and are likely to exercise caution with his playing time.
The 2017 World Series MVP has had a tremendous season, slashing .297/.389/.573 with 30 homers and a 155 wRC+ value while posting six Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and a 7.2 Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) in the outfield, showcasing himself as one of the best two-way talents in baseball.
Springer was placed on the 10-day Injured List at the end of May with a hamstring injury, which caused him to miss over a month of action.
However, the 29-year-old picked up right where he left off when he returned, and Springer ranked 11th among all position players in terms of fWAR in the month of August.
The Astros have been dealt with a number of injuries as of late, but it seems as though they have avoided a serious scare with Springer.