Breaking down the latest pitching injuries around the MLB
It is the same quad that caused him to miss a good deal of time last season, though the player commented that he believes this one is much less severe. He’d better hope so.
Headfirst slides most commonly cause injury to the hands, head and upper body, while feet-first slides are more likely to cause traumatic injury to the lower extremities. It does seem that the headfirst method is more likely to land a player on the disabled list.
As to the outcome of Anthony’s exam? Neither a wait-and-see approach nor surgery would be surprising. However, this injury is more than a warning sign and it doesn’t bode well.
This isn’t Pettitte’s first strain in recent years, and the Yankees have to hope that he will rebound from this one much faster than he did from the groin strain that kept him out of action for two months in 2010.
Thirty-one-year-old closer Joel Hanrahan has had a rough start to his tenure with the Red Sox after being acquired from the Pirates in the offseason. Now we know why.
It is likely that Halladay is looking at a minimum six-month recovery if more than a simple debridement is performed. To get to the point where he is throwing competitively, six months is even optimistic.
Phillies ace Roy Halladay evidently kept his shoulder symptoms from the team’s coaching and training staff while underwhelming all — including his opponents — in his last few starts.
Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.
Reports that Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire could make his return to action soon are establishing expectations he may not be able to fulfill.
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.