Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock suffered a strained groin during Friday’s game against the San Francisco Giants and will miss an extended period of time down the stretch.

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Pollock Out at Least a Week Before Starting Rehab

Saturday, Sept. 10

According to’s Steve Gilbert, Pollock will not start rehab for at least a week but could return before the regular season comes to a close. However, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports noted the team will not rush him back to the field.

Pollock suffered a fractured right elbow before the start of the 2016 season, but he returned to the lineup Aug. 26.

“It’s tough going through an injury and saying you’re really fortunate to be where you’re at, but it’s the truth,” Pollock said, per’s Jake Rill. “The cards I was dealt wasn’t really the most ideal, but I had an unbelievable doctor that went in there and just did a great job with my arm.”

Since returning, Pollock has batted .244 with two home runs and four RBI. 

Before his 2016 season was marred by injuries, Pollock emerged as a dynamic force in the outfield for the Diamondbacks. In 157 games during the 2015 campaign, the 2009 first-round pick clubbed 20 home runs and drove in 76 runs while stealing 39 bases en route to his first All-Star Game nod. 

Now on the shelf again, Pollock will need to focus his energy on getting healthy as he seeks to make the most of a lost year.

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