Sports Blue Jays' Donaldson nursing calf injury

05:36  14 march  2018
05:36  14 march  2018 Source:   theScore

Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson: calf feeling better, cramp a ‘non-issue’

  Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson: calf feeling better, cramp a ‘non-issue’ Josh Donaldson describes the calf cramp he experienced over the weekend as a “non-issue” and says he expects to play Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies. “It’s getting ridiculous,” Donaldson said. “I had a cramp the other day in my calf. It’s not an issue. Have you ever had a cramp?”Donaldson exited Saturday’s game with what the team described as dehydration. He had acupuncture afterwards, was sore the following day and made sure not to push himself excessively early in the week. By Tuesday, he took batting practice on the field in Dunedin while the team played in Orlando.

Donaldson felt a twinge in his right calf while running sprint drills, and the Blue Jays decided not to take any chances, having the injury evaluated right away. On Sunday we learned that Donaldson is expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks nursing the injury

DUNEDIN – It’s all about the optics. Inside the Blue Jays clubhouse at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Sunday, All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson hobbled around on crutches. But when he stepped outside to talk to the media about his right calf injury , he was sans crutches.

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This should come as deja vu for Toronto Blue Jays fans.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who hasn't appeared in a spring training game since Saturday, is dealing with a calf issue. The team doesn't see it as serious, though nothing is concrete.

"Not sure," manager John Gibbons told Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith when asked about Donaldson's return to the lineup. "Next few days, I would think. We'll see."

Barring a minor-league appearance, Donaldson isn't expected to return until at least Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Related: Donaldson not worried about lack of spring at-bats

The former American League MVP missed time in 2017 due to a nagging calf issue and wasn't quite himself at the plate until the second half. He's been used sparingly this spring, going 3-for-11 in parts of seven games.

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