Nate Pearson has a Grade 1 Right Groin Strain

Here’s something you don’t want to see… Nate Pearson is dealing with a groin injury.

According to Arden Zwelling, Pearson suffered a Grade 1 Right Groin Strain while making his 2021 spring debut on Monday against the Pirates.

Per Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins, Nate Pearson suffered a grade 1 right groin strain while pitching Monday.
Club will be cautious and limit his activity in the coming days; not yet a clear timeline on when he could return to the mound.
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) March 4, 2021

As Zwelling says, there isn’t yet a timeline for Pearson’s return and the team is going to limit his pitching activity in the coming days. According to Google, a grade 1 groin strain occurs when the muscle is overstretched or torn and it generally takes one-to-two weeks until somebody can return to exercise.
Pearson’s outing on Monday was a bit shaky, as it took him 28 pitches to navigate through one inning of work, so this would probably explain what was going on. Let’s hope he can get healthy quickly so he can get adequately ramped up before the start of the season.
Maybe Ross Atkins should be phoning Jake Odorizzi’s agent today.

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation