Austin Adams Injury Update is Crushing for Padres Fans
The San Diego Padres will have to stay healthy if they want any shot of keeping up in the National League West, which is what makes pitcher Austin Adams' latest injury update so crushing. The standout reliever had to leave the San Diego's game on Tuesday night after experiencing forearm tightness.
Austin Adams Injury Update
Adams walked off the mound with a trainer in the bottom of the fifth inning and seemed to be in obvious pain. The 30-year-old has dealt with his fair share of injuries over the course of his career, including an ACL tear in 2019. Padres fans will have to hope this issue doesn't linger for too long.
Forearm tightness can be tricky for pitchers to manage, and the real concern is how it can be a prelude to more serious injury issues, and even Tommy John surgery. Adams is considered day-to-day for now, but a stint on the injured list can't be ruled out just yet. San Diego wants to make sure this isn't something that hinders Adams all year long.
Manager Bob Melvin has already leaned on Adams twice through the team's first six games. The sixth-year pro delivered a clean inning of work on Sunday to earn a win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has yet to allow a hit on the year after finishing the 2021 season with a 4.10 ERA.
The Padres' bullpen depth will continue to be tested in their current series against the San Francisco Giants. Sean Manaea is set to take the mound across Logan Webb on Wednesday night. For now, San Diego has +1600 odds to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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