READING – Roman Quinn's strong season at Reading is now temporarily on hold, but the fleet centerfielder is looking on the bright side.
Quinn was put on the 7-day disabled list on Saturday with a left quadriceps strain that occurred in Friday's 12-11 loss in 12 innings to visiting Akron.
During his second at-bat he was running out a grounder when the injury occurred.
"I felt a pop in my quad area and a shot going through my hips," Quinn said before Saturday's game against Akron. "I went down and was able to get to the locker room and walk around and that was a good sign for me."
Of course when it first happened, Quinn admits that he thought about the worst-case scenario.
In 2013 he suffered a season-ending hairline fracture of his wrist on June 24 while competing for Lakewood. Then he ruptured his Achilles tendon in offseason workouts.
So when he was hurt on Friday his first thought was how long he'd be out.
"It is very tough, especially knowing I won't be out to play with my team and compete every day and leading the team," he said. "All of it was running through my mind when I went down because of my past injuries, and it scared me a little bit."
The 22-year-old Quinn has been enjoying a strong season with Reading. He is hitting .306 with a .356 on base percentage. Quinn has stolen 29 bases, although he has been caught stealing 10 times. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Quinn has also hit four home runs.
At this point, nobody, including Quinn really knows when he will be able to return.