Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Biggio Suffers Setback

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Biggio Suffers Setback

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Cavan Biggio

Biggio is looking at a prolonged absence after suffering a new injury during his recent rehab assignment. The 26-year-old was working his way back from neck and back injuries when he suffered a sprained ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow. The UCL is the ligament repaired in the infamous Tommy John surgery. While Biggio's injury has been classified as a Grade I sprain, even a low-grade injury involving the UCL may need a trip to the operating room. The team has halted his activity and is considering him week-to-week for now. The Blue Jays are likely to explore all non-operative approaches before considering surgery. However, based on the early estimates, it does seems likely Biggio is done for the year. If he does eventually go under the knife, his recovery will not be as lengthy as a pitcher's but still will require a prolonged rehab. Other positional players have undergone the surgery and returned to play at a high level including Corey Seager and Didi Gregorius. He's staring at a six- to eight-month recovery if surgery is warranted, meaning the issue could spill over into Spring Training.

J.T. Realmuto

The Phillies shifted Realmuto to first base after Rhys Hoskins suffered a season-ending abdominal injury. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete his first start at the new position after fouling a ball off his left ankle. The Phillies initially called the injury left ankle soreness, but it seems more likely a contusion. He did not play

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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