Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price has been placed on the 15 day disabled list after suffering a strained left triceps during yesterday’s start against the Boston Red Sox. Price began to feel tightness at the start of the 3rd inning, throwing around 4-5 pitches before realizing he “didn’t think it was going away”. Initial expectations are that Price will miss around 2 weeks. Rehabilitation will initially focus on calming down inflammation and soreness/pain during the acute phase (first 7-10 days following injury) via rest, ice, electrical stimulation, and/or ultrasound. After a few days, soft tissue mobilization via a physical therapist will be initiated to help increase blood flow to the area and “reorganize” muscle fibers to help promote tissue healing. Then, stretching and strengthening of the surrounding musculature will be introduced in addition to eccentric (loading a muscle as it lengthens) strengthening of the triceps, followed by concentric (loading muscle as it contracts) stre...
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