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Postby cookman » Sat May 20, 2006 2:14 pm

Lee fractured parts of two arm bones that make up the wrist joint. Just due to the stress generated with swinging a bat, I can't imagine them trying to rush him back and making this a chronic problem. You can't really rush something like this, bone heals as fast as bone heals.
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Postby shappy » Sat May 20, 2006 2:32 pm

i recently broke one of the bones that lee broke, and obviously im not a professional baseball player or in any of the same shape that lee is most likely in, but I still have lingering problems with it and I broke it back in january. I had the same cast deal as he did, and as a golfer i still get pain when i make solid contact with just a stationary golf ball....so just imagine whats going to happen when he has baseballs being thrown at him at 90+ mph...i mean he could be fine, but I am just talking out of my experience with the injury
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Postby johnsamo » Sat May 20, 2006 11:03 pm

I had a similiar break, just broke one, not two bones though.... It basically ended my softball career, THe bones healed fine, it was having the wrist immobilized in the cast that did it. my ligaments shortened up and they never got back to 100%. I could still play (espiecially if I was getting paid millions to do it) but it'd hurt and I'de] lose some of my bat speed. My guess is, he'll play with pain the whole year, especially early on. Obviously, he'll have the top therapists, and things like cortisone to kill the pain some, but I don't expect the old Lee this year. And if he's lucky, over the off season he can get back to 100%.
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Postby johnsamo » Sat May 20, 2006 11:05 pm

And please, no more posts about how power hitters don't really need their wrists that much... That's like saying sprinters don't need their ankles.
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Postby johnsamo » Sat May 20, 2006 11:16 pm

Having it being the top wrist at bat is slightly better than the bottom wrist. I was a switch hitter and tried to play the next year. I couldn't bat left at all (it was my right wrist) because it hurt too much but hitting right, I could bear it, but still, the pain will sap some power.
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Postby josebach » Sun May 21, 2006 11:44 am

As an A-Ram owner, this is good news. Hopefully, it's not just wishful thinking.
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Postby johnsamo » Sun May 21, 2006 4:18 pm

Believe me, as a Zambrano owner, I want Lee back too
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Postby Falze » Mon May 22, 2006 9:03 am

As a Lee owner, I want Lee back.
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Postby Hobbes » Mon May 22, 2006 9:59 pm

As a Lee and Zambrano owner, I want Lee back. B-)
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Postby Blakas » Tue May 23, 2006 10:39 pm

As a Lee, Barrett, Zambrano, Dempster and Walker owner, I want Lee back!!
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