After getting chastised by fans all season, a recent MRI uncovered the underlying cause of Yu Darvish’s struggles and constant pain in his arm.
Earlier this season, the Chicago Cubs shut down big right-hander Yu Darvish for the rest of the 2018 season. He received big-time flak from fans and the media due to the mysterious nature of his injury.
However, as is the case with most injuries, the player generally knows his body best. His cautious approach in his comeback efforts, while viewed with skepticism and frustration, has been validated given the results of recent medical tests.
First and foremost, I’m no doctor. I didn’t even stay at a fancy hotel last night. However, what I do understand is trying to throw a baseball as hard as you can while your body is betraying you.
We are taught from a young age to be tough, fight through injuries and ignore pain as long as you can still throw effectively. Our dads tell us, our coaches tell us, and most importantly, our testosterone-filled brains tell us every time we toe the rubber.