Manager Mike Scioscia commented that Pujols is tolerating the pain enough to not miss a start, and he continues to produce at the plate. Yes, but he also commented that, as the season progresses, Pujols’ condition is worsening. Here we go again.
This is yet another important reason why symptoms should dictate rehab progression, and playing through pain isn’t productive.
Why did coach Mike Woodson have Wallace play for four minutes on Monday before leaving the court with soreness in his post-operative foot? Wasn’t Wallace’s condition evident in practice?
Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle sprain on March 13th and returned to the lineup after missing only several games.
After an arduous rehab that was reportedly uneventful and free of setbacks, he will have to do it all over. Again.
Playing with an ankle sprain certainly limits balance as well as mobility: speed, ability to quickly change direction and to jump.
Ware reportedly underwent successful surgery to insert a rod to fixate the tibia and repair the soft tissue wound caused by the protruding bone. Now he will begin a long convalescence followed by rehab.
If Marcum is expected to return to the lineup shortly, his condition is likely of the uncomplicated variety. However, as with all overuse injuries, too much too soon leads to increased vulnerability. Take heed, Marcum.
What is interesting is that many fans, and even many in the media, still minimize the impact of injuries, especially those not requiring surgery. Is it the money that players make that pushes people to feel that athletes should just play through pain?
It appears from the way he pointed to the problematic area that the third baseman’s complaints refer to his right side, and reports are that the issue is in Wright’s back rather than his chest.
On Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire added Tyson Chandler to their knee support group. Three of the team’s highest-paid players have knees that are not providing an adequate return on investment.
As for any sprain, Irving’s injury will be graded from one to three, with a Grade 1 being a mild stretch of the ligaments that stabilize the joint, a Grade 2 causing more significant disruption and a Grade 3 being a complete rupture of the AC ligaments.
The anticipated six week loss of Amar’e Stoudemire has been met with wide skepticism.
By Abby Sims » More Columns So, as expected, the two weeks initially projected for Mark Teixeira to rest and rehab his wrist injury has morphed into a likely eight-to-ten-week recovery period; that is certainly more […]
The media references to Teixeira’s injury noted the involved area to be his wrist -– a joint, while also pointing to a diagnosis of strain. This doesn’t totally compute.