Yadier Molina expected to miss a month after emergency surgery
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina exited Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs after taking a foul tip to the groin, and it sounds like the injury he suffered was relatively serious.
According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Disptach, Molina underwent emergency surgery on Saturday night and is expected to be out for a month.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) May 6, 2018
The play looked about as painful as it gets:
Yadier Molina has exited the game. pic.twitter.com/ryrFmDc60p
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) May 5, 2018
Molina, who is 35 and recently reached a very impressive milestone, has provided the Cardinals with stability at the catcher position for well over a decade. He’ll be tough to replace both in the lineup and calling games, but it’s better for him to miss a month now than in September.