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Strained my calf this past Thursday pretty good in Top 2 of a college game (luckily was PU) on a rotation to third base. Finished the game with zero mobility, but am shelved for 2 weeks per Dr. recommendations (going to try and make it only 1). Really frustrating because I had to sit out of a 3 game conference series this past weekend, and missing this week, but I do not want to jeopardize rest of season and my summer.

What types of injuries and time off have some of you guys had to endure and get through?

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Have you tried getting a lacrosse ball and rolling it?

 

Last spring, solo FR game with a strained knee, pulled the other hammy in T1, worked for a week like that before both heeled

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Partially torn achilles in a game and had to take off for a month and a half.  Learned as I got older I need to stretch.

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Bruised a meniscus stepping in a hole in the batter's box. Finished the game then was on crutches and in an immobilzation brace for three weeks.

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Concussion with a broken tooth (Molar) from a hit under the mask. The ball was in the dirt and came up off from the catcher's arm as he was trying to block it.

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Thought I had my arms tucked in, but a foul ball caught me flush on the forearm. I thought my arm was broken but finished last half inning. I had to be helped out of my plate gear and immediately drove to ER. ER x-ray showed no break, but traumatic tissue damage. My arm went black from the elbow to my fingertips. To this day I have a flat spot on my forearm. This took months to heal....  

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4 minutes ago, Stan W. said:

Thought I had my arms tucked in, but a foul ball caught me flush on the forearm. I thought my arm was broken but finished last half inning. I had to be helped out of my plate gear and immediately drove to ER. ER x-ray showed no break, but traumatic tissue damage. My arm went black from the elbow to my fingertips. To this day I have a flat spot on my forearm. This took months to heal....  

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What level Stan? 

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broken radius.  plate and 11 screws.  Out 3 months.

 

detached retina (it's unclear the extent to which this was actually caused by umpiring -- but it sure didn't help)

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I've had the same strained calf - I was BU (4th inning maybe?) and talked to my partner, told him he might have to cover for me if I couldn't get where I needed to go, and finished the rest of the game pegleg-style.

Listen to the doctor - I was hurting bad enough I thought I might be out for the rest of the season, but was back on the field 10 days later.

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Torn calf muscle.  Senior LL Sectional tournament.  I'm U1.  Top 1st ball to gap, I start in to pivot.  When I loaded up to take off, it tore.  communicated to partners that I was unable to rotate in coverage and finished the game.  When I took my sock off, blood was already pooling in my heel.  Doc said if I had tore it anymore (or again), it would need repaired surgically.  Still have the indent in the muscle.....where it isn't.

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18 hours ago, ElkOil said:

I have never been injured in a baseball game, but baseball games HAVE BEEN INJURED BY ME.

@ElkOil you know you jinxed yourself now.

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2 hours ago, ElkOil said:

BRING IT!!

...and we all wish you a speedy recovery in advance.

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9 minutes ago, ricka56 said:

I once had a bone in my leg...gutted it out the last 4 innings.

Is it hard locking in at the plate without bones in your legs?

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5 hours ago, ricka56 said:

I once had a bone in my leg...gutted it out the last 4 innings.

Well, I have had multiple bones in both of my legs for every game I've umpired.

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2 minutes ago, kylehutson said:

Well, I have had multiple bones in both of my legs for every game I've umpired.

oh, you poor bastid...and you finished them all ? ...you stud.  

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1 minute ago, ricka56 said:

you stud

Well, you know, some guys got it and some guys don't.

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2 minutes ago, kylehutson said:

Never heard that expression before

My wife so wishes she hadn't either. 

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