cl smooth wrote:George Hayduke wrote:jersey cubs fan wrote:even if his struggles are due to nagging injuries there's no reason to think he'll go through future seasons without nagging injuries that lead to struggles.
He didn't miss significant time in either 2015 or 2016, it's not like he's never been able to stay healthy for a whole season. There's no reason to expect he's going to miss 6 weeks every season for the next few years unless you think he's just chronically broken now at age 24.
this might come off at nitpicking but didn't russell pull a hamstring or have leg issues before the 2015 NLCS and was left off the roster?
yep, he got hurt running out a triple. He's gotten hurt roughly once a week ever since.