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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Jurickson Profar shut down for 2-3 months


By on 9/24/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Texas Rangers entered Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros with a dismal record of 63-93, last in the American League West. Injuries have decimated the team, as 12 players are currently on the 60 day disabled list and only five players have appeared in 120 or more games. One significant injury was sustained by Jurickson Profar, who has missed the entire season and is now expected to be shutdown for the next few months.


As reported by Evan Grant of dallasnews.com, Profar is having issues with the shoulder injury which has sidelined him the entire season. So much, in fact, that he's seeing sports medicine specialists and will miss the Arizona Fall League next month.

It's been a frustrating rehab process for Profar, who had to be shut down three times this season.  This time, the duration of his downtime should be 2-to-3 months.

Anthony Andro, who covers the Rangers for foxsportssouthwest.com, tweeted the following on Profar's status.
Profar, a 21-year old shortstop from Netherlands Antilles, hit .234 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 85 games last season. In 94 career Major League games, Profar has a .231 average with seven home runs and 28 RBI.



 
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