Posted by Jay Floyd, Fri, December 06, 2013 02:26 PM Comments: 1
In an interview I conducted on the PhoulBallz Minor League Podcast this Thursday, Phillies righty pitching prospect Shane Watson admitted that his recurring shoulder injury was a result of reckless play in a sport away from the baseball diamond.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with me and the show’s co-host and producer Tug Haines, the Phillies top draft pick from 2012 admitted that the issue, which has kept him out of action since July, initially popped up in 2012 when he was playing racquetball.
“Well, um, well it first started was me, when I was first drafted…me being young and, uh, young a dumb, if you will, a whole year and a half ago,” Watson stated. “I was actually playing, like, tennis or racquetball or something and I, uh, like, ran into the wall and I injured my shoulder that way and they said it’s inflamed from that.”
Haines then jokingly reminded Watson that action on the court is not a contact sport. As a group, we shared a laugh, but the revelation that the 20-year-old hurler suffered damage to his throwing shoulder because of sports activity off the baseball field is certainly noteworthy. It would seem the Phillies are aware of this, if the organization’s physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti has knowledge of this mishap. Ciccotti officially diagnosed Watson with an enlarged capsule during a visit to Philadelphia this week. Continue reading Watson: Shoulder Injury Occurred While Playing Racquetball