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Gentry still sore too:
"I'm still working on it," Gentry said. "It's still really stiff. It's not where I want to be."
"Feldman also missed out on the playoffs because of a right knee injury. He said he actually hurt the knee back in 2007, but it really started bothering him last season. When Feldman finally had surgery in November, Dr. Keith Meister discovered a microfracture in the knee. "
Is this another case of the failure to use the fancy, what is it called, CT scan, as opposed to the traditional MRI? Remember when Hamilton broke his ribs the team didn't know about it until like three weeks later because of the failure to use the CT Scan in favor of the MRI right off the bat?
CAN WE JUST USE ALL THE DAMN SCANS POSSIBLE IN THESE SITUATIONS PLEASE?
Even if you only catch something unexpected one out of 100 times it is worth it, obviously.
Also, has anyone seen any video of Tateyama?
Joe, Patrick Newman (THE expert on the NPB) says "1.80, 59 strikeouts and 11 walks in 55 innings this year. He throws from a low three-quarters position, and is primarily a fastball/slider pitcher."
KG passes on "Scout on #Rangers Tateyama: 86-91, sidearm w/ life, tons of strikes cmd/control, solid curveball & change. Everything moves, good deception."
That's good news for Kirkman, Lowe, Tateyama, and Bush.
Part of me is thinking that we should be giving teams -- especially those with better-than-average medical staffs, like Texas -- the benefit of the doubt on this stuff, but part of me also knows that teams can and and have and will scrimp on exams due to the costs that they entail.
There's also a link between CT scans, excessive radiation exposure, and increased risk for cancer, as far as I'm aware.
Yeah, but a side effect of radiation exposure is growing extra limbs. Scott Feldman with 3 arms is much better than Scott Feldman with 2 arms. That's a true way to keep hitters guessing.
Good point Adam.
"Scott Feldman's knee procedure was actually microfracture surgery"
Are you saying that it is not accurate that the fracture was discovered only once the surgery comenced, but rather that the surgery was planned as a microfracture surgery in which case the assertion that the fracture was discovered during the surgery is erroneous? In which case we should not count this one as a fracture that went unkown because of the failure to use a CT scan?
Hopefully the injury is what caused him to be largely ineffective last season. Maybe if he gets well he can go back to his 2009 self.
Joe I have no idea what you are trying to ask. I just posted what is being covered as 'new' news today, however a little googling shows that this was announced in November, which I obviously missed.
Everyone knows he had knee surgery.
My question is about when they knew there was a microfracture in the knee.
Read above where an article from Sullivan says they found the fracture after the surgey began.
And Grant says it was a microfracture surgery.
So I am just wondering if Grant is saying that they knew there was a microfracture before oepning the knee up. This would have bearing on their diagnostic proceduress, in particular, whether they used the CT scan in this instance or chose to rely only on the MRI as they did when Hamilton cracked his ribs (which led to the Rangers not knowing about the ribs for a few weekss as the original diagnostic was bruised and not cracked ribs).
As far as this news holding Feldman back form opening day I'm not upset about it at all because I'm really hoping guys like Feliz, Kirkman, and Holland can make the rotation in palce of guys like Harrison, Feldman, McLung, and Bush.
You mean McLovin?
Yes, Scott Feldman would make a nice mid-season option to be traded. Would love to see him and that horrible contract go.
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