MRI tests on Sunday showed that Tigers starting pitcher, Jordan Zimmermann has a Grade 1 strain in his groin, with Grade 1 being considered the mildest of groin strains.
Zimmermann is expected to miss his next scheduled start, but could see action on the mound to prepare for when his next time in the rotation comes around.
Tigers manager, Brad Ausmus is optimistic, yet cautious about Zimmermann’s injury.
“He said he really doesn’t feel the pain in his groin at all – with the exception of one movement – and he said he can walk around and do everything in his everyday life activity and there’s no issues.”
“But we’re still holding off in terms of deciding whether he’ll make his next start or not.”
Zimmermann has been money since putting on a Tigers uniform. He received AL Pitcher of the Month honors for the month of April.
Even though he has been roughed up a little over his past couple starts, he’s shown he has the ability to get the big outs in an inning and keep the Tigers in the game.
This is great news for the Tigers, hopefully it’s just the next scheduled start that Jordan Zimmermann misses and he can get back on the mound soon after.