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Quinn progressing well from Achilles surgery

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Roman Quinn, Image- Jay Floyd

This week, PhilliesNation’s own minor league expert Jay Floyd chatted with highly regarded shortstop prospect Roman Quinn about his recovery from off-season surgery, exclusively for ShoreSportsNetwork.com.

In the feature, the 20-year-old indicated that he’s well ahead of schedule as he recovers from the procedure to remedy his ruptured right Achilles tendon.  Quinn was doing routine sprints in October near his home in Florida, when he felt a pop in the back of his ankle.  Surgery came soon after for the Phils’ 2nd round draft choice from 2011.

Quinn, who posted a .238 average with five home runs, 21 RBI and 32 steals in 67 games for Class A Lakewood last year, is targeting a late-June or early-July return.

The youngster was still recovering from a broken left wrist that he suffered after being hit by a pitch in a game in June, at the time of the Achillies injury, but that first ailment is now 100%.

In the Floyd piece, Quinn details that he was very disappointed when he learned the diagnosis of his Achilles issue, but that a discussion with a friend in the Phils’ system provided him the boost that he needed to turn his outlook around.

“It brought me down real low, man,” Quinn explained. “It was just very discouraging until I talked with Albert Cartwright, actually. He had the same injury. I talked to him about his injury and everything and he was just telling me, ‘Stay with it and just go hard in your rehab, man, and you can come back even faster, even stronger.’ ‘Cause that’s exactly what he did and as soon as I heard that, it gave me all my confidence back.”

The article, which also features quotes from Cartwright, states that the 26-year-old Cartwright, who played with Double-A Reading in 2013, returned to game action within seven months of his right Achilles surgery back in 2011.

Feedback from Quinn conveying his upbeat outlook and solid progress is surely encouraging for a developmental system that saw several key prospects, including RHP Shane Watson (shoulder), LHP Adam Morgan (shoulder) and catcher Andrew Knapp (elbow),  fall victim to big time injuries that required surgery this off-season.

To read the full article with details on Quinn’s current routine and more, click HERE.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Minuti

    February 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Will someone tell me why the Phillies are lying to their fan base about being a contender? It is obvious they need to sign Burnett to be in the hunt or trade for Price. People in this city are not stupid. If their attendance drops below 30000 per game so will the TV ratings plummet. I missing something here???

    • schmenkman

      February 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      What I’ve heard them say is that they *can* contend if they stay healthy. Is a 85-90 win team the most likely scenario? No. But is it possible? Of course. The extra 2 or 3 wins at best that Burnett would mean would be nice.

    • hk

      February 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Why do you think they’re lying? Isn’t it possible that they believe they can contend, even if you don’t?

      Burnett is a free agent so he can choose where he plays. if he, like you, thinks that the Phils are not a contender, it’s quite possible that he’ll sign elsewhere.

      If you were the GM, what would you give up – that you would reasonably expect Tampa to take – for Price?

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