Saturday, February 20, 2010
Just Speak Up
Ross Detwiler is the latest.
Before him--Craig Stammen, Cristian Guzman, Shawn Hill, Chad Cordero, I think even John Patterson, never initially said a word about any apparent injury problem. They all remained quiet until the situation got worse. I am sure there are more, but that's just off the top of my head.
What's with not speaking up when your health is in question? Playing with pain for the team only goes so far.
I just don't get that. Every professional organization has a host of medical advisers at their disposal that can diagnose, determine and advise any athlete on virtually any ailment--big and small.
Come on guys, just speak up--it's for your own benefit. And Our Washington Nationals as well.
When it comes to injuries, silence is never golden.