Thursday, April 28, 2005
"And while the party line is that Wells' injury is not a stress fracture, the Sox admitted he has been treated for plantar fascitis already at times this season. The bottom line is the foot will be immobilized for at least three weeks. "
Does it come out of the blue that 41-year-old David Wells' body has betrayed him yet again, forcing him to the DL for the fifth time in his 18-year career, this time for what general manager Theo Epstein called a "sprained plantar fascia?"
Is it a coincidence that these are two pitchers for whom conditioning (read: weight) is an issue, no doubt contributing to extra stress on the feet/ankles?