Found March 23, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
PELFREY: Will it ever happen for him? Mike Pelfrey continues to tick me off. This time, it is hearing the news has been pitching with a high right ankle sprain during spring training. Pelfrey said he injured his ankle in the offseason and aggravated it the beginning of camp. There are several ways to look at this, none of them good for the Mets: If Pelfrey is injured, then he’s a complete idiot for not telling the Mets’ trainers and medical staff immediately. It is common knowledge in the sport that leg injuries often lead to arm injuries because it alters the pitcher’s mechanics and puts a strain on the arm. As a pitcher, how does Pelfrey, either not know this or chooses to ignore it? Just plain stupid. Pelfrey came to camp saying this could be a make or break season for him, so given that, why would he take such a risk? Just dumb. These players get their ankles wrapped every day. How could a trainer miss this? There has to be tenderness, soreness, slight swelling or change in col...
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