Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been on and off the disabled list a few times this year with shoulder inflammation in his throwing arm. As the Red Sox prepare for the postseason, the question remains of how quickly and safely he can return to the mound for multiple innings.
A sprain is a soft tissue injury to the ankle. The most common type of ankle sprain is a "low ankle sprain," which occurs when the ankle rolls outward. Ligaments-the strong bands of tissue that connect one bone to another-are either stretched or torn during a sprain. This can cause pain and instability.
Overuse and repetitive motion can lead to a lot of common injuries for athletes. For pitchers, this is true for shoulder and arm injuries, especially in the big leagues.
Biceps tendonitis is commonly seen in conjunction with other shoulder conditions, such as injuries to your rotator cuff, shoulder dislocation or osteoaarthritis, but oftentimes is simply the result of overuse.
Like most of us, professional athletes often want to rehab an injury as quickly as possible, especially if they're aiming to get back on the field before the end of a season. By carefully following a prescribed treatment plan, you can help prevent a recurring injury and stay more active in the long-term.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was off to a great start this season, hitting .368 and a pair of home runs, to help the Red Sox continue their blazing start in April baseball.
Then on Sunday, Bogaerts chased a misplaced ball right into Tampa Bay's dugout, suffering injury and requiring help off the field. The Red Sox confirmed a day later that Bogaerts was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left ankle.
"The key to this diagnosis is 'non-displaced,' which means the bones stayed in their normal position," says orthopedic surgeon Joe DeAngelis, MD, MBA, of BIDMC's Sports Medicine Division. "Any bone injury takes time to heal, but when they haven't moved out of place, the recovery can be quicker..."
With Opening Day just a few days away, three Red Sox players remain hopeful of returning to the field early on this season. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia and pitchers Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez all underwent knee surgeries last year to repair torn cartilage, with the expectation of being Major League-ready by May or June.