San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain Expects To Make Next Start After Comebacker

By Bryan Rose

Feb. 24, 2013; Mesa, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) throws during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Hohokam Park. The Cubs won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Your biggest fear in Spring Training is a catastrophic injury, much like the one Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees recently suffered which will now keep him off the field for at least 10 weeks. The Giants had their own scare recently when Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs hit a screamer off of the leg of Matt Cain, who danced a jig around the mound in pain after the hit. Cain was left in to finish the inning – though – clearly not himself – before being removed and was reportedly walking with a pretty gnarly limp yesterday.

That said – it appears to be nothing more than a contusion and Cain will be ready to go for his next start on Thursday against the Seattle Mariners.

When asked about how his knee was feeling, Cain answered in the only way Cain can:

"Asked Monday how he felt, Cain said dryly, “It feels like a knee.”"