Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I don't know what to make of this bull crap. Dad was saying at one point, that he either heard, or thought, that Hafner's injury may be like Albert Belle's, in that, it really cannot be fixed, he can either deal with the pain or not. I don't know if that is true, but obviously the whole issue is frustrating and makes no sense. I guess it is okay because Shapiro said even if he has surgery, he would be ready for next year, because if they put off surgery all year long this season, and then it kept him out next season, I might sue.

1 comment:

Zachary said...

Belle seems pretty different to me, though. With him it was arthritis which is pretty well established that treating pain, not the underlying problem, is the only possibility and a previous "100%" can pretty much never be achieved.

There certainly seems to be something strange going on here with Hafner. I don't understand what sort of strength problem can be helped by arthroscopic surgery. There are various pain issues that can be improved, but without any identifiable problem I just don't get it.

I'm no doctor, but I did take an easy-A "Sports Medicine" class while getting my master's degree. Maybe I need to take a look at my old notes and finally solve this.