Rockies News: Colorado Gets Good C.J. Cron Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Colorado Rockies have gotten good news on the latest C.J. Cron injury update.
The Colorado Rockies have gotten good news on the latest C.J. Cron injury update. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron endured a scary experience against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. At the top of the seventh inning in the 9-3 Rockies victory, Cron was hit in the head by a Riley Smith pitch and was forced to leave the contest.

Fortunately, Colorado received some great news on Friday regarding the latest Cron injury update. After fans and the team worried that he may have been concussed, it's looking like the situation isn't anything too serious.

C.J. Cron Injury Update

The Rockies announced on Thursday night that Cron cleared concussion protocol, which is always a great thing. Even though he won't end up on the injured list, Colorado could still sit Cron for the next few days just to be on the safe side.

After all, with the Rockies owning a 38-50 record and likely missing the postseason, there shouldn't be any rush to get the veteran first baseman back in the lineup. They have just +50000 odds to win both the NL West division and World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which ranks dead last on both odds lists.

With Cron being a free agent this offseason and the Rockies likely being sellers at the July 30 trade deadline, he could find himself on the move in the coming weeks. Through 223 at-bats in 2021, Cron has recorded 10 doubles, 11 home runs and 33 RBI on a .251/.359/.453 slash line. He could be an attractive option for a contending team needing a replacement at 1B/DH or even a bench bat.

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