Gennett, Segura sit out with stiff quads
With two important months remaining in the regular season, the Brewers have some concern about the lingering leg issues dogging their double play combination.
Both second baseman Scooter Gennett (right quadriceps) and Jean Segura (left quadriceps) were sidelined Sunday after previous injuries flared up in Saturday’s loss at Busch Stadium. Segura played the full game, but Gennett exited in the sixth inning.
“It’s OK ,” he said Sunday morning. “It’s just one of those things that obviously isn’t going to really go away. It probably will eventually. I just need to watch out, how much I’m using it. I can’t go out all-speed every time. That’s usually how I play, I’m running out every ground ball no matter what the case is. I think the only time I don’t run the ball out is when there’s a runner on first and I pop out and there’s nowhere for me to go. I just have to watch, have to be smart.”
Would it help to take off an extended stretch?
“I did. I took, like, five days off, and it felt good,” Gennett said, referring to a stretch just after the All-Star break. “Then it just got a little tight on me again. I think it’s just one of those things where us as players learn how to play through some things. At the same time, if I get on and I’m the winning run and I’m at second base, I don’t want to not be able to score for my team. I think that’s where we all have to be smart. I’ll have to communicate well with them to let them know how I feel. Right now, it’s not the right time to have a serious injury.”
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