(Busch Stadium) Though he still has a long journey ahead in his return from Tommy John surgery, St. Louis Caridnals pitcher Jordan Hicks reached an early checkpoint this afternoon–getting his cast off.
“It’s been pretty easy to get through, I’m not gonna lie,” Hicks shared. “I heard stories about it starting to itch and stuff, it’s really not that bad. I think it’s only if you start sweating. I’ve stayed in the house.”
The surgery was performed June 26th and Hicks was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day Injured List yesterday to make room for the addition of Chasen Shreve to the 40-man roster.
Doctors told Hicks that it was a clean tear, which is a positive, although the 22-year old has already been keeping an upbeat approach.
“For me, my mindset is just take everything day-by-day no matter what your situation is,” Hicks smiled. “I haven’t had any ‘why me’ moments or anything like that. I can’t really do much right now. I’m still in the cast, get it off today and then start working.”
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