Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. Suffers Partial Shoulder Dislocation on Swing
The Padres' season is off to a horrific start.
San Diego's superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to be sidelined for a while after suffering a subluxation of his left shoulder on a hard swing against the Giants on Monday, according to the MLB Network.
Fernando Tatis Jr. went back to the clubhouse after hurting himself on this swing pic.twitter.com/iQh81fkwjU— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) April 6, 2021
If Tatis Jr. decides to have surgery on his shoulder, he could miss up to six months and the rest of the 2021 campaign.
#Padres Tatis: In light of his history of L shoulder injuries, I think a L shoulder subluxation is a strong possibility as a result of tonight’s swing. This reminds me of #LGM Conforto’s injury from a couple yrs ago. That would likely mean potentially season-ending surgery (1/3)— Jesse Morse, MD (@DrJesseMorse) April 6, 2021
Tatis Jr. entered the season with left shoulder discomfort, which perhaps contributed toward his slow start to the season, batting just .167 and committing five errors.
He signed a massive 14-year, $340 million deal, one of the biggest in MLB history, on Feb. 22.
At just 22, Tatis is one of the league's best and brightest young stars and the heart and soul of the Padres squad. He was expected to be in the NL MVP race before getting injured.
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