When it was learned that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier would be missing 10 to 14 weeks with a broken right tibia, all that could go through people’s heads was, “not again.” Injuries have plagued the team all spring, and Ethier’s was the latest and most devastating. His road back is a tough one.
While the initial prognosis says that he will be out anywhere from 10 to 14 weeks, it does seem like that could eventually end up being a longer time period due to his advanced age and things of that nature. However, Ethier is doing everything in his power to make sure that he takes the right steps to get back out there at full strength.
“The biggest part, I think, is that I escaped having to have any kind of surgery on this,” he said. “It’s one where we can allow it to heal. That just takes some time and who knows how much time. We’re doing everything we can. I’m wearing a bone stimulator 24/7 right now that I have tucked into my pants. I’m doing laser treatments, all kinds of other treatments they can come up with. I’m eating kale and chrysanthemums because they’re high in vitamin K. I heard that helps. We’re going to see.”
This is fantastic news because it shows just how serious Ethier is to getting back out on the field in order to help the Dodgers achieve success this season, but it’s also great because it gives you some insight into just how serious and expansive this road to recovery truly happens to be. He’s not cutting corners.
The most interesting part about all of this is that he has a bone stimulator at all times, and he’s doing laser treatments. On top of that, he’s eating healthy foods in order to strengthen his bones. This is a man doing every thing possible to get back out there. You have to love Andre Ethier even more for this.