Dick Martin Award 2012: Cincinnati Reds Have Best Medical Staff
by Jeff Stotts
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First Posted 10/26/2012
Written by Jeff Stotts with Will Carroll
The player falls to the turf, grabbing his knee or his shoulder or his hamstring. All heads turn as the man comes out of [...]
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
The Reds have announced that Johnny Cueto’s “back spasms” are now a “strained oblique”…
“It’s odd,” head trainer Paul Lessard said.
Lessard could not put a timetable on when Cueto might be able to pitch.
“We’re still throwing a the kitchen sink at him (as far as treatment),” Lessard said.
John Fay writes a pretty lengthy article on the handling of Joey Votto’s knee, some highlights:
“It wasn’t until a couple of days ago that I thought it was important to talk to (trainer) Paul Lessard and (general manager) Walt Jocketty,” he said. “I was feeling great after those four days off at the [...]
I recently asked Cincinnati Reds head athletic trainer Paul Lessard and noted pitching authority Coach Bill Thurston that same question: Is Aroldis Chapman more likely to get injured as a starter.
What I found out was: it depends who you ask.
“If you maintain your mechanics, you should be able to maintain (your arm) [...]