A’s star third baseman Matt Chapman is out for the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery on Monday, but the specifics of the right hip strain weren’t completely clear.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser spoke to Chapman’s agent, Scott Boras, who informed her the third baseman suffered a torn hip labrum, the same injury A’s starter Sean Manaea had back in 2013 when he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals:
Manaea, however, was ready for the upcoming spring training after the June draft, so that gives a hopeful timeline for Chapman.
According to Sports Medicine Oregon, most patients that undergo the surgery could be using crutches within the first two weeks after the procedure.
“For some patients, it may take up to six months to make a full hip labrum surgery recovery,” they wrote.
The publication also states that every person, of course, is different.
The backup plans for the A’s rest on having Vimael Machin and Chad Pinder platooning at third base, and it's possible newly acquired infielder Tommy La Stella can play the position as well.