Miguel Cabrera shows off new walking boot while watching Tigers game on TV
For the first time in his career, Miguel Cabrera is watching his team play on TV.
The Tigers first basemen, who is working his way back from a strained left calf, made light of his situation with an Instagram post Wednesday night.
Cabrera shared a photo of himself watching the Tigers-Mariners game on television with his foot in a walking boot and a caption that reads "i think im manager, i prefer to play."
Cabrera was placed on the disabled list Saturday and will likely be out until mid-to-late August.
"These injuries typically take anywhere from six to eight weeks," head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told reporters on Thursday. "We're hoping that he will be able to return in the six-week time frame. That's our hope. It's going to take whatever time it takes."
In the meantime, Cabrera is going through regular physical therapy sessions and had a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday, according to MLive.
"He's been undergoing physical therapy with Steve Scher at Team Rehabilitation," Rand said via MLive. "Obviously, there are multiple treatments being done. He also has undergone a PRP injection. That was done yesterday at the DMC. He's also doing hyperbaric chamber treatment."
The six-week timeline would have Cabrera returning on or around Aug. 15, while the eight-week mark would be Aug. 29.