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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was identified with myocarditis prior to the start of the season that was possibly triggered by COVID-19, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN).
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and can cause more major conditions like cardiac arrest, arrhythmias or cardiomyopathy. Doctors think that Rodriguez’s previous bout with the coronavirus– he tested positive prior to the team resumed its training school this summer season– resulted in myocarditis.
” That’s why the physicians tell me to just take a week, just rest, don’t let your heart get too much heart rate,” Rodriguez stated. “If it disappears, simply return to work.”
Medical professionals also told Rodriguez that 10 to 20 percent of clients diagnosed with COVID-19 are likewise detected with myocarditis.
” That’s the most fundamental part of your body, so when you hear that, the first time I hear it was sort of scared a little,” he stated. “Now that I understand what it is it’s still scary, however I understand exactly what it is. Just talk with my mother, talk to my wife, they know what I have and whatever. Now we just got ta take the rest. That’s hard, however you got ta take a rest.”
Rodriguez stated he is no longer feeling any coronavirus symptoms after it had actually left him feeling “100 years of ages.”
The 27- year-old was anticipated to be Boston’s leading starter this season after David Cost was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chris Sale was lost for the season after having Tommy John surgery. He went 19 -6 in 2019 with a 3.81 PERIOD, 1.33 WHIP and 213 strikeouts in 203.1 innings.
In Boston’s patchwork rotation he was anticipated to be among the trustworthy options staying, in addition to Nathan Eovaldi, who began on Opening Day.
As for when he may be able to return to the mound, that stays to be seen, though he does intend to play this season.
” As quickly as I toss the first ball, I’ll let you understand. I require to understand how my shoulder feels,” he said. “It might be more, it could be less. It depends how it feels the very first time I throw the ball.”