Astros' Starter Almost Ready For Return Following Injury Scare


A month ago, Jake Odorizzi sustained what looked like a potential season-ending injury. He's now set to begin a rehab assignment. 

On May 16, the Astros were in Boston for the opening game of the series with Odorizzi on the mound pitching very well through five innings. 

However, after a ground ball to the first-baseman, Odorizzi attempted to field to first base before collapsing to the ground. Having pushed off the mound with a quick twist after pitching, you can see his ankle bend awkwardly. 
The thirty-two year old was later diagnosed with a lower left leg tendon strain and has been on the injured list ever since. 

Odorizzi is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, followed by another rehab start next week before being cleared to return to the Astros' starting rotation.
The pitcher was enjoying a good start to the 2022 season, throwing a 3.13 ERA, 1.17 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 31 innings. 

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