Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks suffered a torn tendon in his hamstring and will now miss the rest of the 2013 MLB season because of it. It is certainly another sad note in a forgettable season that has gone from bad to worse for the Brewers.
Weeks suffered the injury in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s 6-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. While running down the first base line, he stumbled over his bat and fell to the ground. The entire image did not look good as he remained on the grass in pain and clutched his left hamstring. He was immediately helped off the field and never returned.
Milwaukee was optimistic that the injury was not serious, but unfortunately, it cannot get much more serious than what had happened.
“You always feel for guys who have an injury that bad,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, according to Brewers.com. “Rickie, because the guy is so tough, when he stood up I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not that bad.’ He doesn’t show any pain on his face. And then you go in and look at it and you just are like, ‘Man.’ When you start talking about tearing off the bone and stuff, that’s bad. I know he still has a decision to make on what he wants to do, to try to rehab it or have surgery.”
Infielder Scooter Gennett will start at second base in place of Weeks. Hopefully, Gennett will have better luck this time around than his previous 22 games in which he batted .231 with one home run and five RBI in 52 at-bats. It is imperative that he treat the second chance as a fresh opportunity to show the ball club he is capable of playing at a high level in the majors.