No change in performance metrics in major league baseball players sustaining wrist fractures after being struck by an errant pitch
Journal of Orthopaedics
Mechanism of injury; Performance outcomes; Return to play; Wrist fracture
© 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.
Ramamurti, P., Stake, S., Fassihi, S., Pandarinath, R., & Doerre, T. (2020). No change in performance metrics in major league baseball players sustaining wrist fractures after being struck by an errant pitch. Journal of Orthopaedics, 22 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jor.2020.04.020