Pre-Spring injury updates: Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Gavin Floyd, Brandon Moss, Ryan Raburn, Giovanny Urshela
The Indians medical staff released the following updates on Thursday, regarding some rehabbing Indians players:
2B Jason Kipnis (left ring finger extensor repair)
Responding as expected following left ring finger extensor tendon repair. Currently unrestricted with defensive work and throwing. He is working through a return to hit progression, currently at the front-toss phase of cage-hitting. Expected to resume hitting on the field within the first week of spring training and should be available for game activity shortly after games begin in early March.
1B/OF Nick Swisher (bi-lateral knee surgery)
Comes into camp unrestricted with hitting and throwing. Currently on a structured running and agility progression designed to allow his knees to accommodate to the increased volume and intensity of spring training. Scheduled to begin outfield specific work and base-running in 2 weeks. Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.
RHP Gavin Floyd (right elbow olecranon internal fixation)
Currently throwing bullpens and building up volume and intensity. Will follow a structured bullpen and live BP schedule, very similar to the rest of the pitchers, but individualized to monitor his recovery with respect to his elbow medical history. Expected to resume game activity (potentially a non “A” game environment to start) by the second week of March.
OF Brandon Moss (right hip labrum repair)
Currently completing a hitting and running progression post right hip surgery (labrum repair). Continues to hit all of his goals in terms of his physical assessment and functional performance. Currently completing overhand-toss hitting and building up his sprint work. Expected to begin position-specific running in 7-10 days and begin hitting on the field at the end of February or early March. Expected to resume game activity in mid-March.
OF Ryan Raburn (left knee surgery)
Completed rehab and off-season S&C work. Comes into camp mostly unrestricted. Will monitor his work load early as his knee adjusts to increased volume and intensity. Expected to be available for game activity when games begin.
INF Giovanny Urshela (left knee PCL sprain)
Giovanny had completed his rehab from his left knee PCL sprain and has tolerated all baseball activity well. He will be unrestricted in terms of all baseball activity at the start of spring training. Will monitor his overall activity early on as he adjusts the increase in volume and intensity of activity.