MLB Injury Analysis: Kluber Shut Down

MLB Injury Analysis: Kluber Shut Down

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

Trevor Story

The Rockies infielder was placed on the 10-day injured list over the weekend due to right elbow inflammation. Colorado manager Bud Black stated the elbow injury is similar to the one Story managed during the in 2018 season, but not as serious this time around.

Colorado's first task will be determining the root of the inflammation. The first place to start will be the medial aspect of the elbow where the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) and flexor bundle attach. The UCL was the area of concern back in 2018 as Tommy John surgery was at least considered. However, an MRI taken at the time revealed the damage was not significant enough to warrant a trip to the operating room, and Story returned for Colorado's final eight games and fully recovered during the offseason.

Black's comments that the current injury isn't as serious is a bit encouraging, and the final results of his recent MRI were clean, indicating the Rockies expect Story to return to action next Tuesday, barring any setbacks.

Corey Kluber

Kluber's follow-up to his no-hitter didn't go as planned, as he was removed from the game with a shoulder injury. The Yankees later revealed Kluber had suffered a strained rotator cuff, specifically the subscapularis.

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that work synergistically to, unsurprisingly, rotate the shoulder. The rotator cuff also surrounds the head of the upper arm bone, the humerus, and helps provide stability for the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder.

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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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