San Diego Padres Chase Headley on Crutches Due to Strained Calf


Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres 3rd Baseman Chase Headley was walking around in crutches at the Padres clubhouse after suffering a strained calf as reported by UT-San Diego’s Jeff Sanders.

According to Sanders, Headley was placed on crutches as a precaution and is expected to be out for about two weeks. Headley will have an MRI on Monday to diagnose the severity of the strain to his right calf.

According to Headey, he strained his right calf this morning while performing running drills.When asked about the incident and the severity of the injury, Headley had this to say…

"“It occurred doing run downs today, just strained my right calf a bit… Will know more in next couple days.” “It’s frustrating. You come to camp. You feel good. You put in work in the off-season … and you strain a muscle.”“I’d rather have it happen now than in three weeks… It’s sore right now… It’s nothing crazy.”“It’s not something I see being a huge issue.”"

This season is a big year for Headley, as after finishing fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2012, when Headley batted .286 with 31 home runs and 115 RBI.  Headley struggled mightily last season, batting only .250 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI. with most struggles at the plate being due to his mass amount of injuries throughout the season. Headley was injured last season during Spring Training when he injured his thumb and was forced to miss the first 14 games of the season and then had to undergo surgery this off-season to repair a tear in his right knees MCL.