Phillies news: Roman Quinn injury history and updates

Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Roman Quinn #24 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Phillies OF Roman Quinn suffered a scary left Achilles injury against the Rays.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn likely played his final game of the 2021 season on Saturday — and worst-case scenario, the final game of his Major League Baseball career.

Quinn was forced to exit the eventual loss against the Tampa Bay Rays early and needed to be carried off the field by manager Joe Girardi and a team trainer. A Ronald Torreyes double in the fifth inning first brought home Odubel Herrera. When Quinn rounded third and tried to score the tying run on the same extra-base hit play, he fell, got up and hobbled across home plate — unable to place any weight on his left leg.

After the game, Girardi told reporters that the Phillies do not expect good news regarding Quinn’s injury. The former 2011 second-round draft pick — who played 178 games in red pinstripes across the 2016 and 2018-21 seasons — underwent an MRI on his left Achilles.

“Man I feel for Quinn,” Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tweeted Saturday night. “I’m hurt for him knowing how hard this man has been grinding away. He is a game-changer. For him to get hurt like that and still finish the play shows how bad he wants it every time hes out there. Heal up bro.”

Further information will surely be released in the coming days. Quinn had just returned to the team just days prior, after being out with a laceration on his right index finger.

Update: On Sunday morning, the Phillies placed Quinn on the 60-day injured list and selected the contract of outfielder Travis Jankowski from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. On Memorial Day, the Phillies announced that an MRI confirmed Quinn suffered a rupture to his Achilles tendon. He will have surgery this week, with an expected recovery time of 9-12 months.

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn’s unlucky injury history timeline

The 28-year-old has not had much luck with injuries throughout his professional career. Coincidentally, his first major injury was rupturing his right Achilles tendon back in the fall of 2013. His current injury to his left Achilles just might call an end to his five-season MLB career.

  • May 29, 2021: Underwent MRI on injured left Achilles
  • May 5, 2021: Placed on 10-day injured list with a laceration on his right index finger. Quinn suffered the injury, which required several stitches, when trying to lay down a bunt against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • May 1, 2021: Placed on COVID-related injured list
  • March 27, 2021: Food poising; Quinn missed limited late-spring training action.
  • September 6, 2020: Placed on 7-day concussion injured list.
  • August 16, 2020: Placed on COVID-related injured list; Quinn reported minor symptoms related to the coronavirus, so the Phillies played it safe. He later tested negative.
  • August 17, 2019: Placed on 10-day injured list with a right groin strain; Quinn appeared to tweak his groin when running the first base.
  • April 25, 2019: Placed on 10-day injured list with a right groin strain
  • March 28, 2019: Placed on 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain (suffered in late. February)
  • September 8, 2018: Diagnosed with a small fracture in his right foot, but remained available
  • August 25, 2018: Tweaked left hamstring while diving for a ball
  • May 15, 2018: Placed on disabled list at Triple-A with a sprained right middle finger (underwent surgery on May 21 to repair a torn ligament)
  • June 7, 2017: An MRI revealed a UCL injury to left (non-throwing) elbow
  • September 27, 2016: Quinn left game early with a strained left oblique
  • June 16, 2016: Placed on 7-day disabled list at Double-A with a strained left oblique
  • November 6, 2013: Ruptured right Achilles tendon while running sprints near Florida home

We wish nothing but the best for Roman. When healthy, he was a constant speed threat on the base paths for the Phillies, having stolen 39 bases and being caught just eight times. Last season, Quinn was 12-for-12 in stolen base opportunities. In 2019, he was 8-for-8.

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