Last week I suggested that the Indians should probably shut Grady Sizemore down, though I did offer the caveat that “I’ll defer to Will Carroll or a doctor or something on this.” I haven’t heard from a doctor, but today Will Carroll weighs in (subscription only):
“There’s no value in shutting Grady Sizemore down. The minor surgery he needs on the elbow has a short recovery period, and he can’t do further damage by playing, though the symptoms could bother him in the interim. That’s what Cleveland will focus on—function”
With one further caveat/question — that being whether he’s at increased risk of suffering some other injury due to compensating for discomfort in his elbow — I stand corrected.
(thanks to Arun Gupta for the heads up)