Yesterday’s unofficial word that Willson Contereras would miss at least two weeks and perhaps more than a month has been confirmed and clarified by the Cubs. The official diagnosis is that the catcher/left fielder/first baseman has a moderate hamstring strain, the recovery from which generally takes four to six weeks.
Contreras has a moderate right hamstring strain, typically 4-6 weeks recovery. Needs to be pain free, ~ 2 weeks, then step up rehab process.
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) August 11, 2017
As Sahadev Sharma tweeted, Contreras will be more or less shut down until he’s pain-free, at which point the rehab process can begin in earnest and a timetable for his return can be reevaluated. This isn’t an injury that he can just play through, and a hasty return could easily result in further aggravation, which would be somewhat undesirable.
So it sounds like an early September return is possible, with mid-month a more likely scenario. Time to put in work, everyone not named Willson Contreras.