Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/3/12
Marty Noble of MLB.com 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 Desert Fever, a malady that can interfere with a season and even end a career. His illness has set off no alarms in the Mets’ camp. Truth be told, the diagnosis is not a topic of public discussion or much private dialouge. But there is an awareness, and, behind that, a concern. Murphy’s Law strikes again. The most recent example of the possible severe effects of Valley Fever is Conor Jackson, who contracted the illness in 2009, lost 35 pounds, and hasn’t been the same player since. With that said, I think the key in this article is that Ike says he feels no ill effects of the fever, if he even does have ...
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