Trevor Story Injury: Quotes and Reactions in Colorado
Nolan Arenado on Story’s injury…
“It’s terrible to hear that. I don’t know what to say. It hurts my heart for him. He was having a great year and you knew good things are going to happen still. He works hard and he’ll bounce back. We’re going to be alright.”
Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich
On how long he expected Story to be out…
“I think he (Story) answered it pretty well. I think everyone will expect a successful surgery. First and foremost is his health in the short-term and the long-term. It’s really about priorities right now. Priority is making sure one, we had everything read right … all the MRIs and all the second opinions.
“Just from energy and the type of play he brought to the team, it’s a tough blow but we will regroup, play today, and play tomorrow. And guys will step up.”
On what impressed him the most about Story…
“The way that he rarely has shown his age. His lack of experience yet he has kept a calm demeanor. For the most part, he stayed within himself. I’ve seen over the years when expectations change and you do really well, there are expectations, both internal and external, that you’ve never really had to face before at the ultimate level. The game can get fast and other things priorities get out of whack.
“That’s really never happened to Trevor. It shows his strength of character and the strength of those around him, his family and his teammates.”
Would Story’s injury have changed his approach at the MLB Trade Deadline?
“The timing of the injury, for him to be able to help us through this period, would have been nice. In terms of the trade deadline, it was unfortunate as well. The timing, you never wish an injury on any player at any time.
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“The timing of it just around that day was tough. I’m not sure [it would have changed how we dealt on the trade deadline]. It’s not like a lot of shortstops or infielders were moved at this deadline. It’s tough to talk in hypotheticals.”