Word that second baseman Ian Kinsler will be out at least two more weeks had been passed to the media covering the Texas Rangers before it had reached Kinsler’s fill-in, Jurickson Profar.

The news didn’t thrill Profar by any means, even though it means that his trek back down I-35 to Triple A Round Rock has been delayed. The 20-year-old was shocked and seemed genuinely concerned.

“At least two more weeks?” Profar said. “I haven’t even talked to him. It’s bad. He’s the guy.”

Kinsler isn’t sure when he will play again after being diagnosed with a stress reaction — one step shy of a stress fracture — after an initial diagnosis of a strained muscle in his right ribcage.

The Rangers were expecting him to come off the disabled list Sunday, but will likely be without their leadoff hitter and three-time All-Star well into June.

“You just have to take time and let it heal,” Kinsler said. “It’s not comfortable. I guess that’s what happens when you have a [reaction] in one of your ribs.”

An MRI exam was ordered after he continued to feel discomfort despite a week of treatment. He hasn’t done any baseball activities since hitting the disabled list May 19, and there’s no time frame for when he will resume them.

Kinsler was told that his injury typically takes three to six weeks to heal. He has already been on the shelf more than a week, so he’s hopeful that he will need only two more weeks before he returns to the lineup.

“I’m thinking the earliest possible and make an adjustment from there,” he said. “But who knows? It might be a month or it might be next week.”

The Kinsler injury wasn’t the only bad injury news general manager Jon Daniels gave Tuesday. Right-hander Colby Lewis, recovering from elbow surgery last year, won’t make another rehab start for at least two weeks because of more issues with his triceps muscle.