You'd think Padres fans would be used to getting bad injury news by now, but it doesn't make it any easier. Today we learned that Wil Myers' wrist injury is even worse than we thought and he'll be out for much longer than we had initially feared.
Myers was initially placed on the disabled list on May 19th (retroactive to May 11th) with tendinitis in his left wrist. He stayed sidelined for 28 days, started rehabbing on June 7th, and was reactivated on June 11th. He was given the day off on June 14th, but the next day was placed back on the DL, after playing only three big league games. In that three-game stretch, he hit 2-for-14 (both singles) and struck out six times.
Interim manager Pat Murphy, who was in El Paso when Myers had his rehab stint there, announced prior to tonight's game against the Athletics that Myers would have to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his left wrist. His recovery will take an estimated eight weeks, at which time he will resume baseball-related activities.
However, Murphy told reporters that he wouldn't rule out a quicker recovery. I think someone should tell Murphy that if we've learned anything from Myers, Brandon Morrow, Josh Johnson, (and the list goes on) it's that we shouldn't get our hopes up like that and it's PRETTY safe to rule out anything but a long and bumpy road back to health for the Padres.