Brewers Get Encouraging First Adrian Houser Injury Update

The Milwaukee Brewers got an encouraging first injury update on pitcher Adrian Houser.
The Milwaukee Brewers got an encouraging first injury update on pitcher Adrian Houser. / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

It was a familiar feeling for Milwaukee Brewers fans on Thursday night as Adrian Houser became the latest player to go down with an injury. The starting pitcher left in the third inning after complaining of tightness in his elbow, but the latest update does come with encouraging news.

Adrian Houser Injury Update

Houser spoke with reporters after the game and explained that he felt optimistic once completing a few on-site strength tests in the clubhouse. While manager Craig Counsell confirmed that Houser will be place on the injured list, it seems like the results of the issue could've been much worse.

Of course, the veteran already knows what the worst-case scenario feels like considering he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2016. A timeline for his return should become clearer after an MRI is performed on Friday. Houser will become the 20th IL move for Milwaukee since Opening Day.

The 29-year-old has been uncharacteristically unreliable in 2022 so far, posting a 4-8 record to go along with a 4.72 ERA across 15 starts. The hope is that his replacement, Jason Alexander, can fare a bit better. Alexander is 2-0 on the season and has logged a 3.82 ERA across 30.2 innings pitched.

The Brewers recently saw starter Brandon Woodruff return from the IL and should get Aaron Ashby back this upcoming weekend. Staying healthy will be crucial for a Milwaukee team that has odds set at +1800 to win their first World Series title in franchise history, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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