The hits just keep on coming for Brandon Morrow, who in spite of appearing healthy to start spring training after a spate of injuries in recent seasons, will now be out for the next 10-14 days with a mild calf tear.
Morrow experienced some moderate discomfort in his calf during a recent outing, and upon further inspection it was revealed to be a mild tear. Thankfully the injury is not serious and Morrow should be recovered in less than two weeks.
Brandon Morrow told me he threw Thursday and his chest felt good. Unfortunately he was running afterwards and felt something in his calf. Had an MRI yesterday and has a mild tear in his calf (Grade 1 plus) and will be sidelined 10-14 days.— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 29, 2020
Still, for Morrow — who missed the entire 2019 season — any injury must be considered a potential setback. Morrow was re-signed to a minor league deal for 2020, and has to be hoping that a good spring training will put him in line to make the Opening Day roster. Losing two weeks to a mild strain won’t help his chances.
Morrow last appeared for the Cubs in 2018 when he played in 35 games with a stellar 1.47 ERA. Now 35 years old, he is aiming to return to form and make up for a lost 2019 season.