Padres’ Luis Arráez appears to have gotten lucky after leaving game early with injury

While most of the Padres injury news lately hasn't been great, it does look like the team avoided losing Luis Arráez.
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The San Diego Padres got quite the scare on Sunday from their budding star, Luis Arráez. During the Padres' matchup against the Royals, Arráez was forced to leave the game early after he apparently hurt his shoulder while sliding into second base. Given how important Arráez has been to San Diego's offense, him being injured is pretty much the last thing they need.

Fortunately, it appears as though the Padres may have avoided the worst-case scenario. After game, Arráez was adamant that he was fine and that he fully expected to be right back in the lineup with the Padres giving no indication that they disagreed.

Padres News: Luis Arráez seems to avoid serious shoulder injury despite leaving game early

The play in question was a weird one as it looked like Arráez just swung too wide running the bases and may have jammed something while trying to keep his hand on second base. As soon as he was granted time from the umpire, he immediately grabbed his shoulder, which is never a great sign.

As of this moment, there doesn't appear to be any cause for concern. When both the team and Arráez were quick to squash any concerns about his short- or long-term availability, fans should take that for what it is worth. That said, the proof will be in the pudding and Arráez will need to be in the lineup and still producing before we can know for sure that he is completely healthy.

There is a world where Arráez could try to play through some minor aches and pains here. If he struggles due to having a sore shoulder, the Padres have plenty of infielders that could fill the void defensively.

However, they don't have anyone that comes close to having Arráez's pure bat-to-ball skills, so cross your fingers and toes that he suffers no ills effects from that play regardless if he ends up missing time or not.

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