The infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, Brandon Drury went back to DL Tuesday. From the time he joined Blue Jays after his trade from The Yankees he is been giving weak performances.
On that note, the Jays manager, John Gibbons noticed it first, he said:
“He’s hit before, he’s got some power,” he said “I just thought he was feeling for the ball a little bit too much. But that kind of explains it with the wrist. He was biting the bullet a little bit. But he’s a kid that’s been in demand by everybody — so, that tells you everything you need to know. He’s a hard-nosed guy. He doesn’t talk a lot. He’s still feeling his way around a new team, I think. But he seems to be all business.”
Drury had injured his hand while playing for Yankees. In a game against Tampa Bay Rays, he tried to trace a 93-m.p.h. fastball up and in which got and in a heat of removing himself from the balls focus his hands got in between and the ball hit the base of his hand above the wrist. The Yankees trainer went to inspect and decided to remove him from the game. He has an X-Ray but it showed nothing of particular concern.
“X-Ray came back clean, looked well. So, I was just trying to do treatment and stuff the last week-and-a-half. And it just wasn’t getting better,” Drury said. “My hand was broke. So, I was just trying to play through it. I was doing everything I could to play through it. But it was just to the point where I couldn’t swing right, I couldn’t catch the ball right — it wasn’t right.”
Drury was receiving treatments daily put to no avail, his injury was not getting any better no matter what amount of medication he took.
The things got clear when he was sent for MRI and CT scan on Sunday to see what was the reason for his injury not improving. It turned out that all this time Drury was playing with his hand being fractured. The base of his fifth metacarpal (The pinky finger) of left hand been severely damaged all along without anyone taking notice.
Manager John Gibbons said he was impressed that Drury was playing all while being this severely injured. It’s been reported that he will have to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 10 days with his left hand and wrist protected in a cast.
Brandon Drury expressed his views on his fractured hand as one of the frustrations in a comment.
“It’s very frustrating. It’s not what I was looking for when I got traded over here. But my goal is now to get back healthy and get where I want to be as fast as I can,” he said. “I was out there playing, so, there’s no excuses. But, at the same time, it didn’t feel too good.”
Though it’s not ideal to play baseball with a broken bone in your hand. It is likely that Drury will be able to resume his playing after the cast gets off. He is expected to be back in the game by the end of the month.