Twins give Royce Lewis injury update after leaving Tuesday's game early

Not again...
Minnesota Twins third baseman Royce Lewis left Tuesday's game early with a groin injury.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Royce Lewis left Tuesday's game early with a groin injury. / David Berding/GettyImages

We've just barely crossed the halfway point of the MLB season, and haven't reached teh All-Star Game yet, and already Royce Lewis has given Minnesota Twins fans two big injury scares.

Lewis left Opening Day after just a few innings and didn't return to the lineup for two months. He's been electric ever since coming back, but the Twins might have to once again live life without him.

In the fifth inning of Tuesday's series opener against the Tigers, Lewis exited the game with an undisclosed injury. It was quite literally the last thing any Twins fan wanted to see but we didn't have to wait long to hear what was up.

Twins provide Royce Lewis injury update after exiting Tuesday's game early

It's a good news-bad news situation for the Twins. After Lewis exited the game the team announced he had suffered groin tightness, but was only listing him as day-to-day. The upside here is that this turns into a situation like what happened with Carlos Correa last week where he left early but ended up playing the next day.

Hopefully this isn't anything serious, but it's hard to not get a little anxious -- or a lot anxious -- seeing Lewis go down with another injury.

It's a bummer on a number of different levels, not the least of which is that Lewis was mashing earlier in the game. He batted in a pair of runs on a double in the third inning, which makes him exiting the game a few innings later eeirly reminiscent of what happened on Opening Day.

A right quad strain is what Lewis suffered back in March and it knocked him out for a few months. Hopefully this isn't anything nearly as serious, as the All-Star Break can't get here soon enough for Twins players like Lewis to rest up and get healthy for a second half push.

Given his injury history, it might not be a bad idea for the Twins to put him on the IL to rest up for the next week or so. Brooks Lee is forcing Minnesota's hand and is long overdue to get called up, and this provides the perfect situation to do that.

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