Willson Contreras Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Injury

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

On Friday, the team announced Willson Contreras has a "moderate" hamstring strain and will be reevaluated in two weeks.

ESPN's Jesse Rogers reported a source said, "The Cubs avoided a "worst case scenario" ..."

The loss of Contreras for this amount of time isn't the most ideal situation, but luckily it seems like he should be back before the end of the season.

It's awful timing for Contreras, who was enjoying a breakout stretch and was named NL Player of the Week on Monday after hitting four home runs in five games.

The 25-year-old Contreras is slashing.274/.342/.519 with 21 home runs in his first full season as the Cubs starter behind the plate. As of Friday the Cubs only lead the Cardinals by a game with the Brewers and Pirates two and three games back respectively.

Recently acquired Alex Avila will be Chicago's primary catcher with Contreras out, while Victor Caratini is being recalled from Triple-A Iowa to serve as the backup. On the early side of the timeline, if Contreras returned exactly at the four-week mark from the day of his injury - September 6 - he'd miss 25 games.

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