Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Price Hampered by Wrist Cyst
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Price Hampered by Wrist Cyst

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

David Price

The Red Sox pitcher hit the injured list with a wrist injury that could be the culprit of his rough second half. Price has been diagnosed with a cyst associated with the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) of his right wrist. The TFCC is an articular cartilage disc located on the pinkie side of the wrist, designed to support the radius and ulna during gripping and forearm rotation. 

A cyst is an accumulation of fluid in a specific area, though why they occur remains debated. Some believe cysts are a sign of degeneration in the area or the result of some other underlying issue. Cyst are often asymptomatic and are left alone until they become functionally limiting or painful. In Price's case, there are other reasons for concern, as TFCC cysts can impinge on a nearby nerve, causing numbness in the hand.

Though Price has not experienced any hypoesthesia, he did say the cyst had become tender and limited the range of motion in his wrist over his last few starts. As a result, the five-time All-Star underwent a cortisone injection in the area in hopes of reducing the associated inflammation, which would in turn allow him to regain full function of the joint. Removal of the cyst would be the next course of action if the accompanying symptoms persist, though Price has said the wrist is feeling better following the injection.

Price could try throwing over the next few days but he remains without a definitive timeframe. Boston's

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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