Between missing large chunks of the 2021 season due to a quad injury and battling through his current knee sprain, outfielder George Springer’s inaugural campaign with the Toronto Blue Jays has been far from ordinary, but with one week remaining, there could be an opportunity to finish on a high note.
After returning from the injured list on Jun. 22, Springer enjoyed nearly a two-month stretch without any injury concerns, allowing the superstar center fielder to make a considerable offensive impact during that span. Unfortunately, the injury bug struck again during a road trip in Seattle, where the 32-year-old injured his left knee while attempting to make a catch up against the center-field wall.
Following a two-week IL stint, the 6’3″ outfielder returned to the active roster on Aug. 30, however, it became pretty clear he was nowhere near 100 percent recovered. Making matters worse, a foul ball deflected off that same left knee just one week later, ultimately forcing the right-hander to miss a few additional games to help alleviate the swelling.
Since then, Springer has needed to push through the pain in order to keep himself in the lineup, although that hasn’t exactly benefited his production at the plate. Though …
Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation