Reds’ head coach shares worrying injury concern as the 31-year-old star player ruled out of the starting roster ahead of…

Reds’ Manager Raises Concerns Over Star Pitcher’s Injury, Montas’ Start Uncertain!

The Cincinnati Reds’ recent 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels was marred by an injury to starting pitcher Frankie Montas, casting doubt over his availability for the upcoming games. Montas, a key figure in the Reds’ rotation, exited the game in the first inning after being struck by a line drive off the bat of Taylor Ward, resulting in a forearm bruise.

Despite managing to make the play and throw Ward out at first base, Montas was visibly affected and left the mound following an examination by the team’s trainer. While X-rays thankfully revealed no fractures, Montas expressed concerns about soreness and swelling post-game, indicating that he may not be ready to make his next scheduled start.

Reds' Frankie Montas unlikely to make his next start

The Reds are slated to face the Texas Rangers on Friday, and with no off-days until May 2, the team faces the prospect of needing a replacement starter if Montas requires additional recovery time. Considering the possibility of Montas landing on the injured list to ensure the team isn’t short-handed, the Reds’ management will closely monitor his condition in the coming days before making a final decision.

Montas has been a solid contributor to the Reds’ pitching staff this season, posting a 4.19 ERA over 19 1/3 innings. While he began the season with two strong outings, his recent performances have been less consistent, adding further concern to his injury setback. As the Reds navigate this challenging situation, they’ll need to explore contingency plans to maintain their momentum on the mound.

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