It was only a matter of time before New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went down with another aggravating injury. Last season, he suffered through biceps and shoulder strains. Oh, did I forget his lat strain too? Stanton cannot stay on the field as of late, recording just 52 at-bats in 2019.
Stanton’s mood in the clubhouse has been indicative of his issues in the injury department, casting a dampened facial expression at his locker regularly. Staying healthy and ensuring his body is in peak physical condition has been a priority for Giancarlo his entire career, but age and his bodybuilder stature might be causing him to succumb to injuries more frequently. The strain and fatigue that one puts on a body during the regular season can often cause injuries, and having a robotic nature like Stanton does isn’t helpful.
What is New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton dealing with now?
Last week, Stanton went down with a grade one calf strain, which was expected to sideline him for 7 to 10 days, according to medical professionals. However, the Yankees slugger could miss the rest of the preseason and even opening day with concerns that the calf will not recover in time.
This does not make physical sense, considering a grade one calf strain should only take one week to heal, and the reality is, he’s a professional athlete with top of the line medical care, which makes this even more infuriating.
“I mean, it makes it seem that I don’t take care of myself,” Stanton said, his voice barely above a whisper, “which makes it that much more frustrating.”
The injury occurred when Stanton was doing a basic outfield drill and attempted to turn direction, feeling a tweak in his calf and immediately ending his day. The Yankees desperately need Stanton to remain healthy for the 2020 season after being a non-factor last year. So far, he’s off to a horrible start, as everyone predicted.