Indians star Kluber hoping broken arm not season ender
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
May 07, 2019 01:04 PM
FILE – In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami. Kluber was hit by a single hit by Marlins’ Brian Anderson. Kluber is hopeful he’ll be able to come back from a broken right arm and pitch again this season. The two-time Cy Young winner spoke Tuesday, May 7 for the first time since he was struck by a 102 mph line drive last weeki.
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Indians ace Corey Kluber is hopeful he will be able to come back from a broken right arm and pitch again this season.
The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner spoke Tuesday for the first time since he was struck by a 102 mph line drive off the bat of Brian Anderson during a start last week in Miami. His arm wrapped in a soft cast, Kluber said it has been difficult to stay positive and patient with an injury that has dramatically impacted his season.
Kluber will undergo weekly X-rays so doctors can see if his bone is healing properly.
Asked if he’s confident he’ll return in 2019, Kluber said, “I don’t have a plan not to pitch again. Obviously, I don’t have a definitive timeline because it’s all depending on how things heal. But in my mind, I’m not looking at it as season ending.”
The 33-year-old said it’s been challenging to sit around and “be at your body’s mercy.”