The padres may not like Fernando Tatis Jr’s pre-game rehabilitation.



February 28, 2020; Peoria, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr against the Chicago Cubs during a spring training game at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Fernando Tatis Jr. is still weeks, if not months, away from returning to action after an offseason injury to his left wrist. The San Diego Padres shortstop remains active, but not necessarily in a way that will make fans feel comfortable.

Tatis Jr. fractured a bone in his left wrist in what was believed to be an off-season motorcycle accident. The injury is expected to keep him out until at least mid-season, but that doesn’t stop him from taking part in other activities.

Football, for example. Tatis made it part of his pre-game routine ahead of Sunday’s game against Atlanta. Of course, the sight of the Padres shortstop slipping and falling probably isn’t one the team likes.

Tatis is fine here, obviously, and he landed on his right wrist unscathed. It’s still a bit of a heart moment if you like the Padres.

Tatis hit .282 in 2021 and led the National League with 42 homers despite only playing in 130 games. The Padres really need him, so hopefully he can prevent more off-court accidents.

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