Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Possible Trip to DL for Gregorius
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Possible Trip to DL for Gregorius

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Didi Gregorius

The Yankees shortstop may be headed to the disabled list after injuring his foot over the weekend. Gregorius injured his left heel following a collision with Toronto's Kendrys Morales. The injury was diagnosed as a contusion, but manager Aaron Boone hinted the injury will still force him to miss an extended period of time.

The heel is a bit more complex than most people realize. The heel itself is formed by the posterior end of the calcaneus (heel bone). The calcaneus serves as the anchor point for the Achilles and is protected by an intricate layer of fat and protein fibers. This heel fat pad is designed to cushion and assist with weight bearing and load distribution, particularly with running.

A heel contusion generally involves the fat pad, though more severe cases may involve the bone itself. Regardless of severity, the injured individual often experiences swelling and pain with weight bearing during movements like walking and running. Modalities like ice can help with the associated symptoms, but time remains the best course of treatment.

The Yankees will continue to evaluate the injury, but fantasy owners should prepare for him to miss at least a few games. The team may also limit his activity on the basepath when he does make his return to limit the amount of stress placed on the area.

Aaron Judge

It's clear that Judge's wrist injury remains an issue, as the Yankees' slugger has yet to resume swinging a bat. Judge hasn't played

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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