JUPITER, Fl. (BaseballStL) -- Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright told a media gathering Wednesday morning that he hurt his lower abdominal muscle while lifting weights, forcing him to be sent back to St. Louis later in the week to be examined by a doctor.
Wainwright said that he feels discomfort when he's running and not when he's pitching.
"I felt a twinge and didn't even think anything of it, and finished my workout about another 45 minutes and didn't even think about it," Wainwright said. "It just got more sore, and more sore. "
Wainwright will stay in Jupiter to attend the Cardinals first team meeting that will be led by Manager Mike Matheny before flying to St. Louis to get examined by Washington University specialist Dr. Michael Brunt on Thursday.
"I think going up there ...probably not going to see much of anything at all, but I don't know that. It helps the training staff to say, 'alright, this is what we're treating.' It helps me as a piece of mind knowing that there's nothing wrong," Wainwright said.
Wainwright on getting seen by a specialist: "I think it's strictly precautionary" pic.twitter.com/Pk9OvhSSeO— Maurice Drummond (@MauriceDrummond) February 25, 2015
Wainwright on injury: "I felt a little twinge, but didn't think anything of it. I don't think it's very serious" . pic.twitter.com/UJlp26nXJi— Maurice Drummond (@MauriceDrummond) February 25, 2015