The St. Louis Cardinals received some unfortunate news on Thursday morning when it was announced that veteran starter Adam Wainwright would miss the start of the 2023 season due to a groin-related injury.
Originally scheduled to start Opening Day, Wainwright will now begin the regular season on the injured list.
The Cardinals fortunately have some solid in-house options such as Jake Woodford and Andre Pallante.
Still, fans are disappointed about the loss of Wainwright.
On Thursday, the 41-year-old spoke with reporters about his injury and what his prognosis is, as well as what he plans to do while he recovers.
The video can be seen in the tweet below.
VIDEO: Adam Wainwright discusses his injury with reporters. #stlcards pic.twitter.com/9LZQMUQmYO
— Tom Ackerman (@Ackerman1120) March 23, 2023
Wainwright made sure to stress that this isn’t a severe injury and that he doesn’t think it’s going to take too long for him to recover.
He said he was fortunate that his hamstring was not the issue.
Wainwright said he planned on throwing from his knees until he is able to put some more weight on his leg and begin throwing normally again.
The three-time All-Star suffered the injury on Tuesday in the weight room before Team USA’s matchup against Japan in the World Baseball Classic championship game.
He pitched twice during the Classic, giving Team USA two starts in which he allowed just one run over four innings of work.
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