Video games may be link to Price injury

  • Video games may be link to Price injury

Video games may be link to Price injury

David Price, who didn't pitch in this week's series against the Yankees because of numbness in his pitching hand that was diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome, said Thursday he would cut down on playing video games as a result. Boston needs a starter for Saturday.

These kids and their video games. "But I do not think that's the cause". "I know a lot of teams, a lot of guys, are really into it", he said. "But until I hear or read about some other explanation for the sudden onset of carpal tunnel syndrome in a pitcher, I'll go with what's in front of our face for now".

"When I was playing catch in the outfield on the flat ground, trying to throw cutters and curveballs, I didn't have much of a feel for those", Price said. Earlier this season, Price said he and his teammates have been spent many hours playing the "Fortnite", but he said that while video games might have contributed to his carpal tunnel, they are not to blame for his condition.

Price, 32, has a 5.11 ERA in seven starts this season and has given up 16 earned runs in his last 16 innings.

He recorded an ugly 8.47 ERA in his three previous starts, so hopefully Price can get back on track moving forward.

Price will return to the club on Thursday to throw a bullpen session and could make his next start as soon as Saturday.

He said he's hoping to avoid surgery, which has a two-month recovery period. Managers deny the link between the injury and Price's mobile gaming.

"I don't think it was the wrist injury, to be honest".

"I still have very cold hands and very cold feet", he said.

Price was 6-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 16 games (11 starts) previous year, when he was limited by an elbow injury.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.