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Zach Davies ‘not concerned’ about oblique injury

Despite missing his scheduled start today, Davies doesn’t plan to hold back in his bullpen sessions

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We got our first injury scare of the spring Wednesday when the Brewers announced Zach Davies would miss his next spring start (scheduled for today) with a “minor” oblique strain.

Given that we saw Chase Anderson miss nearly two months with the same injury last year, it’s understandable that there’s some skepticism that Davies will indeed only miss one appearance and will still be ready to go for the season-opening series in San Diego just a few weeks from now.

The team says there’s no reason to panic — Davies even played catch yesterday without any apparent issues — but it looks like we’re in the middle of a few important days where we’ll find out if it truly is as minor as they say it is.

For his part, Davies is telling reporters he’s not too worried about it, but he plans on pushing it to see how he responds, rather than waiting around for the soreness to go away:

Of course, there could be some risk involved in truly “cutting loose” and throwing with maximum effort, but at the same time, it might be the only way to truly see if it’s something Davies can pitch through.

Stay tuned.