Cabrera out of walking boot

Miguel Cabrera took another step Thursday in his rehab from foot and ankle surgery. He took that step without the aid of a walking boot.

“He’s cleared to wear normal shoes,” Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Thursday.

The clearance came from Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the October surgery to remove a bone spur from Cabrera’s right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot. He had to protect his foot for several weeks after that, first by using a scooter to keep it elevated, then with a walking boot since December.

The original plan was expected to have Cabrera in the boot until a follow-up exam in mid-February. On Thursday, however, Cabrera tweeted that the boot was gone, and tweeted a picture that showed him walking in his normal shoes.

Cabrera has not yet been cleared for baseball activity. He can’t run yet, and he still has to limit how much weight he puts on the foot in workouts. From a mobility standpoint, however, he can walk around like anybody else.

The clearance also doesn’t have a major impact on Cabrera’s timetable, Rand said. The follow-up exam is scheduled for just before Spring Training opens, so wihle Cabrera could be cleared for baseball activity when full-squad workouts begin Feb. 24, he likely won’t have the conditioning built up to be a full participant.

15 Comments

All right ,,,Go Team ,, That is good news .He is our man .Yea Mikey .

i had this feeling today, that the Astros are going to sign Max…and they’ll expect him to go 9 innings and win with no run support.

“I would say no, probably not” – Dave on MaX

Ya…. I believe that the Astro will make that plunch .for Max

was going to say, one small step for Cabrera, one giant leap for Tigers’ fans hopes. the more i thought about it, seemed like unnecessary hyperbole

Haven’t heard that for quite a while, Woody. That’s a good one:>)

Scherzer’s free agent odyssey is such a looping story. How many different ways can a GM give the same reply to an incessant question?

Three:
“Probably not”
“Not likely”
“Doubtful”
Maybe they should get Belichick to answer the question.

Price 19.5 Settled for 2015

Im expecting, 3.1.-3.25 for JD. I was sure Price would hit 20MM

19.75

A nice payday, huh?

and well deserved

with all that money – still no happiness in detroit mr price? pffft

Morosi:

“Extent of Tigers’ interest is unclear, source says. But there has been contact between James Shields’ agent and the club.”

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