Giants' Ironman Infielder Looks Like He'll Somehow Avoid the Injured List


It doesn't look like Brandon Crawford will be heading to the injured list after all.

Giants' fans can breathe a sigh of relief on this one.

On a sacrifice fly from Luis Gonzalez in the fourth inning, Crawford appeared to injure his leg while attempting a late slide to beat the tag, which he did after review, forcing him to leave the game however. 

Crawford says he expects to only miss a few games before being ready to go again, which is a wonder watching the replay of the slide. Crawford slid very late, which was intentional he said, as it was the only way he thought he could beat the tag. According to The Mercury News, Crawford said, "I think if I slide normally, he probably blocks me off and I don't get in there. I did what I was trying to do." 

Crawford is going for a precautionary MRI on Wednesday, but the player and team are optimistic that he won't be out for long.

The 2021 All-Star shortstop is still looking to turn it around offensively this season, hitting just .227/.314/.355, with five home runs and 30 RBIs in 62 games. 

If Crawford does indeed avoid the injured list it is yet another example of the shortstop's durability for his team. The thirty-five year old has played the most games at shortstop in Giants' history (1,469), and has never missed more than 24 games in a season before. Absurd.


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