Suitcase, huh?

I enjoy baseball.  Heck, I am involved in a fantasy baseball team.    When I see injuries, I tend to get a little skeptical knowing what I know about medicine.  This news item made my eyebrows go up.  “After a freak accident involving Jonathan Lucroy caused him to be scratched from Monday’s lineup, an MRI revealed that the catcher has a boxer’s fracture of the right hand on his fifth metacarpal — an injury that the team announced will land the hot-hitting Brewers catcher on the 15-day disabled list.”  Fifth metacarpal fractures are rarely freak accidents.   They occur when the athlete punches a non-movable object, like a wall. “Lucroy told reporters before Monday’s game that he sustained the injury when his wife accidentally dropped a suitcase on his hand, while searching underneath his hotel bed for a lost sock last night.”  Really?  Someone needs a little anger intervention and/or marriage counseling.  That story just does not fly.   And it is screws up my fantasy baseball team.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Suitcase, huh?

  1. Pat
    May 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I have treated a LOT of these, and never once have they been associated with a falling object. Reminds me of a few years back when the Florida State quarterback had an apparent psychotic break, and the athletic department attributed it to “lyme disease.” No lie.

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