By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Phillies have another player that is plagued by a flexor tendon strain. First, it was aging ace Cliff Lee, who if he undergoes surgery, his career may be over.
Now, Mario Hollands is suffering the same injury. This is also a bad sign for the 26-year-old, as he could be forced to miss the season.
Hollands will have an MRI before the team will decide what to do next. However, one thing is clear, it looks like he will spend a lot of time on the disabled list due to this injury.
Hollands, in his first season with the Phillies, went 2-2 during the 2014 season. He appeared in 50 games with two games finished.
He had a 4.40 ERA and allowed 23 earned runs (45 runs overall) over 47 innings. He also struck out 35 batters and walked 21.
According to Tria, the most common cause of flexor tendon injury is a deep cut to the palm or the fingers. When there is a deep cut, the tendons pull away from each other. As a result, it is impossible to bend the fingers.
The flexor tendon strain is also called “jersey finger,” because a player may grab another player’s jersey, and it’ll get caught in the fabric causing the flexor tendon to tear.
The symptoms of a flexor tendon strain means an inability to bend the finger normally and cause pain when it is bended. There’s also minor swelling in the area of the injury.
An open wound or cut in the palm area or finger.
There’s three options of fixing this issue. There’s splinting, surgery, or hand therapy.
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