Re: Buchholz injury issues continue
posted at 6/30/2013 11:46 PM EDT
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It's concerning, but at the same time, I'm glad neither Buchholz, nor the Sox are trying to rush him back, before he's 100%.
I'd rather have Buchholz be out now, get 100% healthy, and be strong for the last couple of months of the season (and hopefully the playoffs) rather than trying to pitch now before he's completely healthy and risk losing him for the remainder of the season.
Gotta love the way that in the absence of Buchholz, and with Lester struggling, Lackey has really stepped it up.
There is no guarantee that an absence now will decrease the odds of another absence later in the year. In fact, given his history, I would expect another one.
In my medical experience, it is the injury that determines the chance of a reoccurrence, and not the person. I do expect periodic knee pain, but I'd be rather surprised if I fractured my collar bone coming in from CF to help with a rundown.
Thats true for specific injuries. If you had a knee issue the chances of reinjuring that knee could be higher. That said, some guys do seem to be injury prone and miss more time than others. Perhaps, as Southpaw conjectured, it has to do with body type. Buchholtz has a thin frame and may not be built for the kind of wear and tear a more solidly built pitcher is. Whatever the reason, his history is well known. He tends to miss a lot of time and it has become a pattern with him.