Colorado Rockies Outfielder Undergoes Surgery; Out For Start of Season

He'll miss the start of the season.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk underwent sports hernia surgery last week and will miss the start of the regular season.

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Grichuk said that he should be ready to return in six weeks following the procedure, but will most likely be delayed at the start of the regular season.

The issue reportedly flared up as he was beginning to raise the intensity of his offseason work in January. 

"It was one of those things that was not going to get better, and it was a matter of when was it going to get worse," Grichuk said. "I'd much rather miss spring training, get back late spring and miss only a little bit of time than try to play through the grind." 

Grichuk underwent a similar surgery back in 2015 with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Last season, in his Rockies debut, the thirty-one-year-old posted a .259/.299/.425 triple-slash line, with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs, four stolen bases and 60 runs scored across 140 games played.
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