Next Few Days Critical for Polanco
He received a cortisone injection this Tuesday to treat a sports hernia, which he said has bothered him for about a month. He said today he felt a little better.
He said surgery could keep him off the field anywhere from three to six weeks. Three or four weeks would not be a problem because he would have enough time to get back on the field and play. But six weeks would put his return at the end of the regular season, which would make him ill prepared for the postseason.
“I’m going to need the surgery, so why not get it over with?” he wondered. “But what’s preventing it? We’re playing for something. You can’t take it for granted. You don’t know when you’ll be in the playoffs again. We have a pretty good chance. I don’t want to miss it. This is when it gets fun. … I don’t know how much better I’m going to get in two days. That’s why I got the shot. To try to play through it. They said they think they can manage it. I trust them.”
Polanco said on a 1-10 scale his pain in San Francisco, when he last played, was a nine. He said it was a six Friday.
“I feel it just standing here,” he said.