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Craig Counsell Provides Disappointing Luis Urias Injury Update for Opening Day

Devon Platana
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has provided a disappointing Luis Urias injury update ahead of Opening Day 2022.
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has provided a disappointing Luis Urias injury update ahead of Opening Day 2022. / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to begin their quest for a fifth straight postseason appearance with the start of the 2022 MLB season right around the corner. Much to the Brewers' dismay, though, they're expected to begin the new campaign without infielder Luis Urias.

Urias has been sidelined in recent weeks due to a left quad injury suffered during Spring Training. While fans were trying to feel optimistic about him being ready for Opening Day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell has since crushed that hope with his latest update.

Luis Urias Injury Update

Counsell provided a disappointing injury update Thursday when he told reporters that Urias' recovery isn't progressing as the team hoped. The 24-year-old infielder described the situation as "annoying" and is expected to miss Milwaukee's opening road trip, with there being the possibility of him missing the first homestand as well.

The Brewers open the 2022 season on the road with series against the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles before returning to American Family Field for collisions with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Assuming Urias' health has improved by the time those four series are over, he could potentially be back in mid-to-late April.

Urias' 2021 break-out campaign played a big role in the Brewers' success last year. He played a career-high 150 games and 490 at-bats, finishing second on his team in home runs (23) and RBIs (75) with a .249 batting average.

Urias having a swift recovery is necessary for the Brewers to begin the season on a high note. After all, FanDuel Sportsbook views them as a World Series contender, giving them +1200 odds (No. 6) to go on a championship run this season.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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