Title

No change in performance metrics in major league baseball players sustaining wrist fractures after being struck by an errant pitch

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Journal

Journal of Orthopaedics

Volume

22

DOI

10.1016/j.jor.2020.04.020

Keywords

Mechanism of injury; Performance outcomes; Return to play; Wrist fracture

Abstract

© 2020 Professor P K Surendran Memorial Education Foundation Objective: This study aimed to determine the effect of wrist fractures on performance metrics in Major League Baseball Players after they were hit by an errant pitch. Methods: Players who sustained wrist fractures after being struck by a pitch were identified and changes in performance metrics were calculated. Results: In both the short- and medium-term analysis, there were no significant differences in all pre- and post-injury offensive statistics following return to play. Conclusion: Wrist fractures sustained after being struck by an errant pitch do not significantly impact professional baseball player performance if the player is able to return to sport.

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