Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/3/12
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis is being treated for Valley Fever, according to MLB.com.

Davis 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 illness.

"We're treating him as if that's what it is (Valley Fever)," Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday. "We'll give him some days off...We need to be sure he doesn't push it."

Davis could miss the occasional game or an entire season depending on the severity of the contracted fever.




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