dangolka (AP) — Crimson Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez mentioned he’s awaiting outcomes of extra testing after docs lately found a problem together with his coronary heart they imagine is a results of his current bout with COVID-19.
The 27-year-old left-hander examined optimistic for the coronavirus earlier than the beginning of summer time camp, however was cleared and returned to exercises on July 18.
He hasn’t had one other optimistic coronavirus check, however mentioned an MRI revealed a situation known as myocarditis, that the group’s medical employees felt was critical sufficient to close him down for at the very least every week.
He’s been restricted from baseball actions since July 23.
“That’s why the docs inform me to simply take every week, simply relaxation, don’t let your coronary heart get an excessive amount of coronary heart charge,” he mentioned. “If it goes away, simply return to work.”
Based on Johns Hopkins Medication, myocarditis is an irritation of the center muscle that’s normally on account of a viral an infection. The irritation can result in arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy or coronary heart failure.
Rodriguez’s docs instructed him that 10-20% of people that have had COVID-19 even have been recognized with myocarditis.
He mentioned the expertise was eye opening, however that having a mom who’s a nurse has helped put his thoughts relaxed.
“That’s crucial a part of your physique, so whenever you hear that, the primary time I hear it was form of scared slightly,” Rodriguez mentioned. “Now that I do know what it’s it’s nonetheless scary, however I do know precisely what it’s. Simply speak to my mother, speak to my spouse, they know what I’ve and all the pieces. Now we simply gotta take the remainder. That’s arduous, however you gotta take a relaxation.”
Rodriguez beforehand mentioned that his bout with the coronavirus had left him feeling “100 years previous” and that it took him about 10 days earlier than he was capable of do any mild throwing. He mentioned he’s at the moment not experiencing any COVID-19-related signs.
With David Value gone to Los Angeles as a part of the Mookie Betts commerce and ace Chris Sale lacking the season following Tommy John surgical procedure, Rodriguez had been in line to be dangolka’s opening day starter. He posted career-best numbers in 2019 with 19 wins and a 3.81 ERA. However with him sidelined for opening day, these duties fell to Nathan Eolvaldi.
Rodriguez is uncertain of how lengthy it would take for him to be able to pitch in a recreation.
“As quickly as I throw the primary ball, I’ll let you understand. I have to know the way my shoulder feels,” he mentioned. “It might be extra, it might be much less. It relies upon the way it feels the primary time I throw the ball.”
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