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Texas Rangers’ Josh Jung likely to miss 8-10 weeks following wrist surgery

The Rangers originally estimated a six-week recovery period for Jung.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Post-surgery, the Texas Rangers have amended Josh Jung’s estimated timeline for return to account for the likelihood the recovery will take slightly longer than hoped.

After speaking with Phoenix-based surgeon Dr. Don Sheridan following Jung’s surgery, Rangers general manager Chris Young said Wednesday that the damage to the third baseman’s wrist was a little bit more extensive than had appeared on X-ray. Young said the Rangers are operating now with more of an 8-10 week timeline for recovery, rather than the six-week period they’d originally estimated.


“He did have a good surgery and they were able to repair the damage,” Young said. “We still expect he will have a full recovery. We are just going to be more cautious with the timeline. It wasn’t the best news, obviously, but he nonetheless will get back at some point this season.”


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Jung was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday, a day after suffering the injury when he was hit by a Phil Maton pitch on which he swung. Young did acknowledge the Rangers’ next decision on Jung might be whether to move him to the 60-day IL, which would open a spot on the 40-man roster and allow the Rangers more latitude to make roster moves. At this point, though, the Rangers don’t have plans to move him to the 60.

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