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Randy Mazey Touches on JJ Wetherholt’s Hamstring Injury



WVU Baseball JJ Wetherholt hitting and Randy Mazey looking on

WVU Baseball head coach Randy Mazey held a virtual press conference on Wednesday to recap the Mountaineers’ first weekend of the regular season: one of the topics discussed with the hamstring injury suffered by shortstop JJ Wetherholt, the likely first overall pick in this year’s MLB Entry Draft.

Wetherholt played in the prestigious Cape Cod League and for USA Baseball over the summer, and sustained a similar hamstring injury during that time: Mazey declined to comment on whether the current injury affects the same leg as the previous ailment. 

Mazey also reiterated that the team is taking Wetherholt’s recovery on a “day by day” basis, and said that the star shortstop underwent another series of tests to diagnose the injury yesterday. As those results haven’t come back yet, Mazey declined to issue any further updates on Wetherholt’s status.

JJ Wetherholt Day-to-Day With Hamstring Injury

While Mazey’s careful answers are sure to cause more speculation regarding the nature of Wetherholt’s injury, it’s par for the course for collegiate coaches, who aren’t held to the same injury reporting guidelines that professional teams deal with, giving them more wiggle room to play their cards close.

JJ Wetherholt mentioned his hamstring injury as an offseason obstacle he needed to overcome during his preseason press conferences, but a day-to-day designation makes it sound like he and the Mountaineers avoided major concerns. All the same, with an expanded Big 12 conference schedule this season, it wouldn’t be surprising if the team plays it safe with their superstar and give him ample time to heal.

Watch Mazey’s full press conference below

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