The health care woes of the Detroit Tigers continued during their Thursday afternoon spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Pitcher Travis Wood, who was acquired in a minor league deal at the end of January, was injured during a rundown in a double play.
Wood, who made waves earlier this spring by showing up to spring camp with a pin in his finger from a crossbow hunting accident, went to the grass following the rundown, and according to MLive’s Evan Woodbery was “writhing on the ground” before limping off the field on his own, rather than being taken out on the cart.
Both manager Ron Gardenhire, and new head athletic trainer Doug Teter assisted Wood, who seemed to be favoring his left knee.
Tigers training staff calling Travis Wood's injury a "left-knee sprain." We'll learn later about MRIs and any pending diagnosis.— Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) March 1, 2018
The worst case scenario for Wood would be a torn ACL. We will update the story with his condition as more information becomes available.
Wood joins a group of already injured Tigers pitcher, including Blaine Hardy, and Francisco Liriano.
Update: It was reported Friday morning that Travis Wood injuries were as severe as was feared.
Travis Wood suffered a torn ACL and medial meniscus yesterday, the Tigers announced. Weighing surgical options at the moment.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 2, 2018