MLB Breaking News: Luis Robert Out 12-16 Weeks

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MLB Breaking News: Robert out 12-16 weeks
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox at bat against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at T-Mobile Park on April 05, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

MLB Breaking News: In a press conference earlier this evening, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn announced that Luis Robert is expected to be held out of baseball activities for the next 12-16 weeks. 

MLB Breaking News: Robert’s Injury

When asked, Rick Hahn had this to say on Robert’s return: “There certainly is the opportunity for him to return this year. We’ll really have to wait and see, it’s speculative at this point.”

According to Scott Merkin on Twitter, Luis Robert suffered a grade 3 strain of his hip flexor, which represents a complete tear. Further consultation with specialists in the coming days will determine the next steps.

The White Sox Twitter account also announced that the coming days will determine if surgery or rest and rehabilitation is needed for recovery. Furthermore, he will still not participate in baseball activities regardless of the determination. 

This news continues to put more strain on Billy Hamilton and Leury García with both Eloy Jiménez out for the next three months plus, and the timetable for Adam Engel’s return questionable. Latest updates on Engel appear to be at least three weeks away from a rehab assignment.

The White Sox already appear to be stretched as far as they can go in terms of covering injuries. While moves are unknown, one can only hope some players in Charlotte are ready for their major league debut or the front office can make some trades appear out of thin air. 

For a young team that was an early favorite for October baseball, starting their championship contending window after a tough rebuild, this news is crushing. 

As if struggling with COVID-19 and flu-like symptoms last week, Luis Robert is certainly having a tough sophomore year with the White Sox. Here’s to a speedy recovery for the young and talented center fielder. 

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