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Giancarlo Stanton has a long withstanding history of injuries. He missed significant time in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons due to a variety of injuries, including knee, biceps, and hamstring issues. Despite the setbacks, Stanton had been off to a strong start to the 2023 season, hitting .269 with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs in his first 13 games.

However, Stanton’s sensational brief stint on the field ended prematurely. The DH was subbed by a pinch runner during a game against the Minnesota Twins. As a result, he did not take the field for the rest of the game and even did not appear on the starting lineup for the upcoming matchup. After a short delay, the Yankees came out with an update that broke everyone’s heart, including Giancarlo Stanton.


Giancarlo Stanton Takes Responsibility, Blames Himself Of Constant Injuries

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Details of the self-inflicted Giancarlo Stanton injury are absolutely infuriating © Provided by Fansided

The New York Yankees officially announced that Giancarlo Stanton suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain during the game against the Twins. Moreover, they put him on IL for an indefinite period. The Yankees have not yet provided a timetable for Stanton’s return. But it is likely that he will miss at least six weeks. Now, the fans remain disappointed as this is the fifth consecutive season wherein Stanton has entered the dreaded IL. But more than anyone, it’s the man himself who looked the most distressed.

Speaking to the media about the injury, Giancarlo Stanton said he was utterly disappointed and found it difficult to put his feelings into words. Further, he took full responsibility by saying that he could not incur such injuries at a time when the team relied on him. He acknowledges that a few things are out of his control. But still, he needs to look after them and stop these things from happening. While he understands that the guys in the bullpen are completely capable of filling in for him, Stanton feels it’s his duty to stay available for the team. The slugger concluded by saying he has prepared his whole life for a platform like this. Hence, watching it getting washed down the drain has been highly frustrating for him.

Yankee Fans Hail Stanton For His Accountability

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Giancarlo Stanton flips his bat after hitting a 485 ft home run. via @Yankees Twitter

Giancarlo Stanton set an example for the younger generation of athletes when he took full responsibility for his recent injury, even though it was something out of his control. Stanton said he understands his place in the lineup and feels absolutely gutted to have let everyone down. His recent statement has made him a hero amongst the fans.

The New York Yankee fan base came out to hail Giancarlo Stanton for his honest statement. It’s not every day that an athlete takes accountability for his actions on or off the field. Hence, the fans loved to see this exception. Even Yankees manager Aaron Boone appreciated the slugger for his accountability and referred to him as a complete team man.