Baseball can be a tough and intense sport. With agility and strength being key attributes that all players should possess, all players have to go through rough workouts and training to remain physically fit.
Such is also the case with Milwaukee Brewers’ centerfielder Lorenzo Cain. The veteran has had much difficulty with his physical health with a slightly bruised knee affecting his performance in recent games.
The centerfielder had missed four games before he was finally selected to play against the Cubs in Miller Park for the opener of the big series on Thursday night. Although the injury was advertised as just a bruise, Cain acknowledged that the real deal was much more than that.
Cain playfully brushed the topic aside with a smile when asked about his injury and said that he will wait till the end of the season to “talk” whether or not he will be needing any medical remedy for his knee.
Cain also said that he was good enough to play on Thursday night and possibly for the rest of the season as well. Whether or not he will be selected will depend on his manager Craig Counsell. He also said that he was recommended to take rest but he did not follow as he does not have “the time to take rest now.”
The bruised knee is not the only injury Cain has been suffering this season. Earlier, he also had an inflamed nerve on one of his thumbs with which he had to play a number of games. He eventually took a cryotherapy injection in June to deal with the pain.
The bruised knee was a result of multiple sliding catches and charges which Cain had to go through during the games.
Cain’s manager Counsell said that he has him in breaks to make the knee injury heal quickly. But for important games like the one on Thursday, Cain needs to be on the pitch to perform his best.
With a very important season ahead, it is only a matter of time to see how Cain deals with his knee and carries his team forward.