Back in March, Brewers infielder Luis Urias injured his quad during the second game of spring training. At the time the injury was thought to be minor. There additionally was optimism that he could possibly be ready to go by opening day. Unfortunately that has not been the case.
On Tuesday, manager Craig Counsell provided an update as to where Urias is currently at in the rehab process.
Slow progress for Luis Urías, Craig Counsell said today. The Brewers hope to get Urías at-bats in Arizona beginning later this week before considering a rehab assignment to Double-A or Triple-A.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 12, 2022
If all goes well, when could Urias return to the Brewers?
As mentioned, the next step is for Urias to get at-bats in Arizona at extended spring training. If he manages to get through that without any set backs he then would go on a minor league rehab assignment. Counsell also indicated that the rehab assignment would be expected to be in the 7-10 day range.
Along with getting healthy, Urias needs to see as much live pitching as he can prior to returning to the Brewers. This is typically done during spring training, in which he missed essentially all of due to the injury. Urias is expected to be a big contributor to the Crew’s offense, so they will want to make sure he is locked in prior to coming off of the injured list.
At best, this sets Urias up to return to the Brewers around the last week of April. If his progression continues to be slower than expected or he has a set back, it could get pushed back into May or later. Hopefully this does not happen and he is back up in the bigs soon!
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