Pence out 8 weeks with severe hamstring tear

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is expected to undergo surgery and miss the next eight weeks after tests revealed his hamstring tendon was completely torn from the bone, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.

Pence battled a nagging hamstring strain earlier in May and then aggravated the same injury running to first base Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves.

Pence, however, is taking solace in the fact there will still be plenty of the season left after choosing to go the surgical route.

"We've got a long way to go," Pence said Friday, according to Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News. "I'll be back in a flash."

Hamstring injuries have done a number on the Giants' outfield this season, with Angel Pagan also sidelined with the same ailment.

"When you don’t have two of your outfielders, it's always challenging," Bochy said, according to Baggarly. "It’s important we keep pushing here. We've dealt with this. We've overcome, even in our good years, big injuries. You have to realize these things will happen. We’ve got to hold the fort."

Bochy expects Pagan to return in 7-10 days.

Pence out 8 weeks with severe hamstring tear
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