The team management of the Philadelphia Phillies has some bad news. Rhys Hoskins underwent surgery sometime last week. The baseball player will need several months to recover.
Does It Really Look that Horrible?
Obviously, this is far from the rosiest scenario for both the Phillies and Hoskins, since initially, everyone expected that the procedure for restoring the torn collateral ligament of the elbow through surgery would not happen. However, we must note that for a field player, this type of intervention does not have such dangerous and lasting consequences as for pitchers. Therefore, the recovery process will take less time.
How Good Was He in the Season?
Before the injury, which ended this season ahead of schedule, Hoskins had successful performances, hitting .245 / .384 / .503 and scored 10 home runs in 185 bat outs. Hoskins, compared to last season, has noticeably increased both in the strength component of hitting and in the frequency of bases occupied. In the coming winter, a baseball player may receive a significant increase in wages through arbitration, especially as a fairly young and promising attacker in the middle of the hitting line
When Will Hoskins Be Back?
Since Rhys Hoskins underwent surgery, the recovery period of 4-6 weeks, first of all, means that it will not be easy for Hoskins to get himself in full physical shape before the opening of the next season. If you look at similar cases, for example, Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks, operated on in October last year, could return to the field only in June of this year. Hicks, unlike Rhys Hoskins, had injured his throwing arm, that is why his recovery was predicted within 8-10 months. Let’s hope we can see Hoskins on the team again very soon.
Will the Philadelphia Phillies have worse results without Hoskins?
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