A sports hernia is an often-misdiagnosed tearing of the oblique abdominal muscles. At least that is what the good people at sportshernia.com tell me.
Akron Aeros right-hander Trey Haley managed to pitch through the pain of a misdiagnosed sport hernia over parts of the previous three seasons -- in particular last season. When he was shut down for surgery in early June, he owned a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings, amazing considering the circumstances.
After finding a way to perform with great amounts of pain, Haley is happy to be in Akron and finally healthy.
"It feels good. I'm just able to go out there," Haley said. "Right now, I'm just trying to concentrate on throwing my fastball early over the plate and go out there and give my team the best chance to win."
While Haley was getting results in High-A Carolina before his surgery last year, the difference in the right-hander pre-surgery and post-surgery was clear according to Akron manager (and then-Carolina mana...