Originally Posted by GAC
There are too many variables at play here... such as how severe is the strain?... to say how long he may be out. He could very well only miss 4 starts, or be out till after the AS break. It's gonna be a day-by-day, week-by-week thing, as far as assessment goes. All athletes are not created equal, and neither will their recovery times. We'll know better once he starts a throwing regime again.
The Reds will be cautious though with their Ace and not rush him. And that's all that matters as far as I'm concerned.
I agree that there are too many things we don't know. Maybe Cueto has a low pain tolerance and his injury is one that someone else would only have missed a start or two. Or the opposite could be true and Cueto is a guy who bounces back quickly.