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Adams Had Setback, Recieved Shot in Ailing Back

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, May 15, 2013 05:20 PM | Comments: 8
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mike-adamsMike Adams said it grabbed him on Sunday. Yesterday, while trying to work it out by playing catch, his aching back grabbed again – bad enough that he had a shot to relieve the pain.

Adams said it was not a cortisone shot, but something to loosen it up. He’s considering himself day-to-day, but also did not rule out the possibility of an MRI soon if it does not improve.

It hasn’t been the type of season Adams had hoped for, although his numbers are still halfway decent. While it’s not the same Adams from 2008-2011, his ERA is still at 3.00, and his strikeouts-per-9 is the highest rate of his career, at 11.9. But his walks-per-9 are also the highest of his career at 3.6, and now to add to the trouble is a back issue.

This problem is not believed to be related to the offseason surgery Adams had to fix thoracic outlet syndrome, which was bad enough that a rib had to be removed.

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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    I dont understand how the Phillies medical staff handles these mulit-million dollar players. Why not do the MRI in the first place?

     
  • Posts: 0 frank

    Are we suppose to hear the results of doc’s surgery sometime tonight?

     
  • Posts: 0 frank

    I just read that the phillies will make a statement on Thursday about how the surgery went. It’s been over for hours. What’s the big deal.

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Frank, the surgery has been over hours, and the Phillies presumably got more information about his condition from it. And based on that they will make a statement about how he is and probably his chances of pitching in the future, and even this year. Don’t they get even a few hours to review all that and plan what they want to do, and what exactly to announce?

       
      • Posts: 0 frank

        Absoultely. That’s exactly what they can relate to the very loyal and concerned fan base. This fan base looks at it’s team as almost family. So, yes they can take hours, but it would be kind of a nice to give a short update.

         
    • Posts: 0 hk

      Were you expecting them to have TMac and Wheels in the OR providing play-by-play and color commentary on the operation? What was your rush to know the result?

       
      • Posts: 0 frank

        I was concerned about Doc and was wondering if anyone had any idea when there would be an update. I’m sick of the response I get on this site. The reason I said what’s the big deal, is because the only way I get an answer to a question is to say something that would get a response. If you look back, I asked the question and got no answer. I never get an answer to a simple question on this site. Obviously because I’m not part of the small clique that is what defines this site.

         
      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        Frank, your question was “Are we supposed to hear the results of doc’s surgery sometime tonight?”

        What if nobody knew? I’m not a contributor here, but even I was, wouldn’t respond “I don’t know”, because it’s a useless reply, and someone else may in fact know. Surely you didn’t expect everyone to respond “I don’t know”.

         
 
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