I had a feeling this day was coming for a while now. Back in April I had surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in my left hand. At the time of that surgery we knew that it would be beneficial to get the broken bone taken out, but we weren't 100% convinced that the surgery would totally heal my hand. At the least it would be the first step in a possible two or three step process to get me back on the field playing. This Wednesday should be that last step to get me back out there without any pain.
After receiving an MRI last week we found that there is a ganglion cyst in the side of my hand/wrist that we believe is causing a lot of the pain on the side of my hand. Besides removing the cyst on Wednesday, the doctor will also be able to clean up any other damage that has been done over the past year or so and also make sure I won't have any other problems in the future. I am really excited to get in there and get it back to normal. It has been a long, long six months since I've been able to play and its about time to put all of this injury stuff behind me.
It's really weird because I've been asked by a lot of people over the past year or so why I seem to keep getting injured so much and why can't I get back on the field. The truth is I went almost my entire life without ever being injured or missing any games, and for some reason the last year I've come down with two injuries that have taken a full year of time away from me. Going back a few years, I never missed a high school game in baseball, hockey, or football. I played in 160+ straight games in college. I played my first three seasons of professional baseball without ever being placed on the DL. Then all of a sudden last season I had a knee issue, my hand issue, and I caught the swine flu. Then this year my hand continued to hurt and only got worse to the point where I couldn't play anymore. I know you cannot predict injuries but I feel that once I get this thing fixed I'll be good to go and can put the past two years in the rear view mirror.
Anyways, starting Wednesday I will be in a cast for about two weeks, so I probably won't be doing too much typing on here. I will make a few videos to let everyone know how things are going and how it went with my surgery. I am also planing on doing a trivia give away again in the next few days or so and will let everyone know in a few days what we are going to do. I hope everyone has a great week and enjoy the weekend!