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MLB Injury News:
with teammate Matt Garza, Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart continues to
have terrible luck returning to action. On Thursday, February 21, Stewart came
out of the Cubs’ intrasquad game after straining the quad muscles in his left
strained his quad while rounding first base on a single. He had an MRI on
Friday, and the results came back Saturday morning. The MRI
revealed a mild to moderate strain that could keep him out of action for 10 to
14 days. MLB.com’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat quoted Stewart on Saturday as
saying that the timetable for his return is more precautionary and that the
injury is less serious than the timetable indicates. Said Stewart, “I got the MRI and that's just kind of a
vague timetable right now, just to see how things progress…. I feel like it's
progressing pretty good today. I woke up today and didn't feel as much
stiffness as I had."
Stewart spent the offseason recovering from his
wrist injury that shortened his 2012 season to 55 games. He worked with
Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew to recapture the swing that produced 25 home runs in
2009. He sees the quad strain as a setback, but Stewart believes that it will
not affect his chances of making the Opening Day roster because he still has
all of Spring Training to recover. “This is unfortunate, but I think if this
was toward the end of camp or the middle, it may be a different story,” Stewart
Valbuena is likely to play third base for the Cubs in Stewart’s absence.
Sidelined by Left Quad Strain, cubs.mlb.com, February 23, 2013.
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