Thursday, February 18, 2010
Injury Bug Strikes Early
The fact that the first formal workout of spring has yet to take place and one of Our Washington Nationals prized young pitchers--not named Stephen Strasburg--has gone down to an injury is stunning. When I read that Ross Detwiler had surgery three days ago in Vail, Colorado to repair a torn hip flexor--it just brought back memories of Washington's ever rotating injury list of players that have come before him these past five years.
Too many to name, too sad to really hash over again.
Injuries happen and only patience can be shown for those players in recovery, but from inside the fish bowl watching--why has it always seemed as if Our Washington Nationals players come down with more injuries than other teams? Of course, it was also reported today that former National Joel Hanrahan will have further diagnosis on a recurring elbow strain to his right pitching arm. An issue that will cost Hanrahan his entire spring training and an Opening Day roster spot with The Pittsburgh Pirates. So yes, every team does have injuries.
As for Ross--Detwiler now out of baseball mode for a good three months. And to think, this could have been Ross' first real season to shine. His ray of hope now dimmed and placed on the back burner to rehab. But remember, every injury loss gives opportunity for someone else to rise and be noticed. That's the only glimmer of hope to take from anyone's misfortune.
The Injury Bug Strikes Early this season--hopefully few others to follow.
Sohna and I are keeping our fingers crossed.
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