St. Louis Cardinals Injuries 2024 Cardinals Injuries

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6:20 pm GMT, 6/14

Updated:
O = Out
D = Doubtful
Q = Questionable
P = Probable
Reported Name Body Part Pos Injury Notes
6/13/24 Nolan Arenado
Q
Hand 3B Arenado is dealing with a hand injury and is uncertain to take the field for the Cardinals.
5/29/24 Lars Nootbaar
O
Oblique RF Nootbaar is dealing with a left oblique strain and has been added to the 10-day injured list. He is expected to return in mid-June.
5/23/24 Nick Robertson
O
Elbow RP Robertson is dealing with right elbow inflammation and has been placed on the 15-day injured list. He is expected to return in mid-to-late June.
5/7/24 Willson Contreras
O
Forearm C Contreras underwent surgery to repair a left forearm fracture and has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He is expected to return in early July.
5/6/24 Giovanny Gallegos
O
Shoulder RP Gallegos is dealing with a right shoulder impingement and has been placed on the 15-day injured list. He is expected to return in mid-June.
5/1/24 Steven Matz
O
Back SP Matz is battling a lower back strain and has been added to the 15-day injured list. He is expected to return in late June.
3/29/24 Riley O'Brien
O
Forearm SP O'Brien is dealing with a right forearm flexor strain and has been placed on the 60-day injured list.
3/22/24 Keynan Middleton
O
Forearm RP Middleton is battling a right forearm flexor strain and has been placed on the 15-day injured list. He will miss the remainder of the 2024 season.
3/22/24 Drew Rom
O
Biceps SP Rom is battling left biceps tendinitis and has been placed on the 60-day injured list. He is expected to return in September.
3/14/24 Tommy Edman
O
Wrist SS Edman is recovering from a right wrist sprain and has been placed on the 60-day injured list. He is expected to return in early July.

Devastating Injuries in History of Franchise

The Cardinals have gone through their share of injuries, but pitchers in St. Louis have found Tommy John surgery quite often. In the early 2000s, Mike Lincoln and Rick Ankiel were two culprits who had the surgery, and Chris Carpenter was in that boat a year sooner. Scott Rolen had also had surgery on his left shoulder in 2005, which caused him to miss the rest of the season. After Mark Mulder left Oakland, he started to develop shoulder trouble. He ended up needing surgery during the 2007 season, and Carpenter was also continuing to deal arm injuries.

Their star closer Jason Isringhausen needed surgery on his elbow, which caused him to miss most of the 2009 season, and this started to slow down his career at his older age. 2010 was a rough year as David Freese and Adam Ottavino both had to have surgery later in the second half. In 2011, the next Tommy John surgery went to Adam Wainwright, marking another Cardinals pitcher to have the surgery. Chris Carpenter continued to battle arm injuries, and you have to say we were robbed of a really good arm in Carpenter.

While this time not a pitcher, Rafael Furcal needed Tommy John in 2013, and Furcal is also known for having one of the best arms in baseball. Jason Motte also went in for the same surgery during the same year while Jaime Garcia needed shoulder surgery. A few seasons later, Lance Lynn had Tommy John surgery, as did Seth Maness. We started to see a few more injuries go around the infield as well, with Jhonny Peralta going down in 2016 with a torn thumb ligament. Matt Holiday had also fractured his thumb in the same season.