Catchers: The Toughest Players on the Field

Darien Daily Voice—May 17, 2016

In a recently published article in the Darien Daily Voice, Andrew D. Pearle, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses that the demands of being a baseball catcher and the potential injuries that can occur playing in this position.

Dr. Pearle explains the different strains that occur to a catcher's knees, hand, shoulder, and head. Dr. Pearle also notes that, "The catcher has the most demanding job of all players. They have to manage the game on the field and have a detailed knowledge of their pitchers and opposing batters. They have to be durable as they put their body through intense battle every game."

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