Giancarlo Stanton was injured and placed on the disabled list last night by the Miami Marlins for a hamstring strain. While the team knew he would miss sometime with the strain, they were not sure about the severity of the injury. There are three grades for a strained hamstring, with a “grade 1″ being the least troublesome and a “grade 3″ being the most severe.
Stanton has been diagnosed with a grade 2 strain and is likely going to miss a month. This is what injury expert Will Carrol had to say about Stanton’s injury on Twitter:
Grade II for Stanton means 2-4 weeks. I’ll go towards the long end given the location and his past healing patterns. And Marlins.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) April 30, 2013
With nothing to play for this season, Stanton needs to take his time coming back from this injury, as it can become a recurring injury that could plague him the rest of his career.
Luckily for the Marlins, Stanton already seems to have the correct mindset on how to deal with his latest setback:
#Marlins Giancarlo Stanton says best case scenario for his return is 2 or 3 weeks. “I’ve got to be able to walk a normal pace first…”
— Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) April 30, 2013
The hope is that Giancarlo can make a speedy recovery and be back for the Marlins before the beginning of June. For more updates on injuries to Giancarlo and the rest of the Marlins players, stayed tuned to Marlin Maniac.