Found March 05, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Ike Davis is cursed! Last year it was his lingering ankle injury and this year it’s Valley Fever. “A fever? You’re writing about a guy with a cold?” It’s actually a lot more serious than that. I’m not a doctor — I’m a professor, remember? — but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, and at the very worst that makes me qualified to read up on what Valley Fever actually is. In short, it’s an infection caused by a fungus native to the American southwest that releases spores from the ground. When inhaled, these spores pretty much mess you up. Conor Jackson barely played after contracting Valley Fever and described it as “mono on steroids.” Not all cases of Valley Fever are as severe as Jackson’s, and it’s entirely possible that Davis will suffer very little from the affliction, but this news can and should impact his fantasy value. So let’s be pessimistic for a minute and assume the worst: Davis misses some serious time this season. Who picks up the slack at first for the M

Ike Davis Being Treated For Valley Fever read that headline correctly. As per, Mets' first baseman Ike Davis is being treated for the rare ailment, Valley Fever. Allow me to save you the trip to WebMD, since thats where I had to go to get the slightest hint of what Valley Fever is...Valley fever is a disease caused by a fungus that gets into your body through your lungs. It can make you feel like...

Ike Davis Likely Has Valley Fever

Marty Noble of reports that it is likely Mets budding first baseman Ike Davis has likely contracted Valley Fever, although they have yet to get the results from the blood test. Whether that statement will be applicable each day come April is an unknown that makes his manager and Davis himself squirm. Davis is not the picture of health. He has, in fact, contracted Valley or...

Mets First Baseman Discusses Valley Fever Diagnosis With Reporters

Ike Davis spoke with reporters this morning about his suspected valley fever diagnosis. Here’s a quick summary: The specialist still thinks he has valley fever despite blood test being negative. Except in the most extreme cases, valley fever is not debilitating. Ike Davis says he feels great and does not have any symptoms of the disease which he could have contracted as long...

New York Mets’ Ike Davis may have Valley Fever

The New York Mets are becoming that team that you hear something about odd about and just respond with, “of course.” Such is the case now that 1B Ike Davis has been diagnosed with what is being called a lung infection. Doctor’s haven’t gone far enough at this point to call it Valley Fever, but there are signs that it might be a mild case of it. He is not contagious, but...

Mets 1B Davis treated for Valley Fever

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis is being treated for Valley Fever, according to is awaiting the results of a blood test he had in New York 11 days ago to confirm the diagnosis.Valley Fever is a fungal infection that starts in the lungs. It can cause chest pain, coughing, joint stiffness and rashes. Davis says he isn't experiencing any normal symptoms of the...

Mets Outfielder Ike Davis Diagnosed With 'Valley Fever' Lung Infection

At this point, we should probably know better than to be surprised by anything the Mets do, but somehow, they keep pushing the envelope. Ike Davis is the latest strange story to emerge from Mets spring training after coming down with a case of what doctors believe is "Valley Fever." An X-ray during Davis' physical revealed what GM Sandy Alderson described as a "...

Valley Fever ... Catch It!

Oh yeah, I'm sure glad that I let myself be optimistic about this season so that I could get smacked back to earth with a stark reminder that hoping for everything to go right is a fruitless endeavor. It's just like life.You see, Ike Davis "likely" has Valley Fever (or Coccidioidomycosis if you feel like spelling), which he probably likely got by breathing in...

Mets Jambalinka: Ike Davis, Jon Rauch, Eric Langill

It is early in Spring Training and the Mets are already in mid-season form when it comes to injuries. While we all hope that none of these turn serious, we never thought we would lose our first baseman for the entire year due to a collision on an infield pop-up. With that unpleasantness behind us, here are some stories that caught my eye in the past week. While the punsters dust...

It’s Ike, You Know, Valley Fever

When Ike Davis told reporters,”Gag me with a spoon,” red flags were raised.  Why was he talking like he grew up in Reseda?  It wasn’t the dreaded Valley Fever, was it?  Like, oh my god, it might be.  Valley Fever, from what I gathered from Google, WebMD and other non-reliable sources, could knock Davis out a week, two weeks, a month, a year or for his career.  Yes, there’s...

Wright, Ike, & Harvey gone, but not forgotten

When news of David Wright's rib strain, Matt Harvey's injured finger, and Ike Davis' Valley Fever hit the Met fan base, impromptu memorials sprang up all over the Tri-State area. The front office claims they are going to be fine, but we all know the truth. They are already dead and gone. Fred & Jeff Wilpon will finally confess David's passing when Bud Selig forces...
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