Brewers Injury Update: more light shed on top catching prospect's injury

Jeferson Quero was injured in his first Triple-A game of the season

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On Saturday, the Nashville Sounds were playing their first game of the Triple-A season and it featured some of the Milwaukee Brewers' hottest prospects. One of those was catcher Jeferson Quero, who left the game with a shoulder injury on a play at first base. Today we received an update from GM Matt Arnold on the young catcher's health.

The Brewers have injury issues in the big leagues with Brandon Woodruff set to miss the season, star closer Devin Williams to miss months, and Garrett Mitchell being out for up to eight weeks. Thankfully, the early signs are somewhat positive and the Brewers are set at the catcher position with Eric Haase recently clearing waivers and being outrighted to Nashville.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Todd Rosiak spoke to Arnold and the update is positive but still very much is unknown. The initial diagnosis for Quero's shoulder is that it was a right shoulder subluxation (partial dislocation) and that there is some inflammation and he will be reassessed following that calming down.

Moving forward there is a shoulder care plan put in place for Quero and then more updates are steps will be determined once the inflammation calms and he is fully assessed.

For a shoulder injury, this is as good as it gets. If the early diagnosis sticks, a subluxation can take around six weeks to fully recover from but potentially longer with younger athletes and first time partial dislocations. With Quero being highly thought of and one of the best prospects in the country, the Brewers will take their time with him and not rush him back.

The key will be what doctors see after that inflammation comes down. Fans may remember that Mitchell suffered multiple subluxations in one sliding incident last season and eventually needed surgery for his issue. The hope will be that Quero's injury doesn't get to that level.

Being behind the plate is also a big factor here and with Quero having a 60-grade throwing arm, one of the best of prospects in the country. As mentioned, there is depth at the catcher position with Williams Contreras and Gary Sanchez in the majors, and now with Haase remaining in the organization, it gives Milwaukee an experienced backup and someone coming off a great spring should they need him.

It is a setback for Quero and for the Brewers as it looked as they were hoping he would gain regular at-bats in Triple-A to build up towards making the step into the majors. Hopefully this early diagnosis sticks and he can return to Nashville soon. He should still arrive in the majors this season but the expected date may now be later than hoped.