A recent collision that sent San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey to the disabled list underscores the risks posed to high school catchers, as well as the importance of an effective physical therapy regimen to speed recovery.
On Wednesday, May 25th, the Giants were playing the Florida Marlins. During the 12th inning, a Marlins batter hit a sacrifice fly to right field. The runner on third tagged, sprinted for home, dropped his shoulder and violently collided with catcher Posey.
The damage was severe: Posey broke bones in his foot and is expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks. He also suffered a concussion, which in and of itself is enough to keep a player sidelined for weeks.
Unfortunately, collisions at home are a part of baseball – whether at the Major League, college, or high school level.
As practitioners of advanced physical therapy in Downers Grove, we have experience in helping athletes recover after severe collisions.