As always, no injury is minor until it’s proven so.

But how many times this spring are the Tigers going to be reminded of that?

So far — from Andy Dirks’ stiff back that led to surgery, to Jose Iglesias’ painful shins he now says are stress fractures — it’s been more than once.

That’s why, until he is back on the mound for his next start, the Tigers probably will keep their fingers crossed about pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

Scheduled to start the third game this season after posting the American League’s lowest ERA last year, Sanchez continues to say he’s not worried about the discomfort at the back of his right shoulder that forced him to miss a start Monday.

Despite getting a cortisone shot in his shoulder, Sanchez feels he has the inflammation under control.

In an interview with Venezuelan reporter Wilmer Reina, Sanchez said he’ll rest for three days, but expects to make his next start next Monday in Bradenton, Fla., against the Pirates.

During the interview, Sanchez said the discomfort is similar to what he felt during the 2013 season when he didn’t pitch from June 15-July 6 because of a right shoulder strain.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said his level of concern is “not very high ... because (Sanchez) is not overly concerned about it.

“If everything goes according to plan, we can still get him up to around 100 pitches in his last (spring) start.”

In that case, it will have been a minor injury.