Bryce Harper using Playstation to rehab his thumb
Bryce Harper said earlier this week that he is not setting a timetable for his return from a thumb injury that has already kept him out more than a month. The Washington Nationals outfielder suffered a torn ligament while sliding into third base on April 25. His rehab following surgery is every adolescent kid’s dream.
On Thursday, Harper tweeted that he is planning to use video games as a form of rehab to regain motion in his thumb.
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 5, 2014
He wasn’t joking.
“(Harper) said, ‘I’m not going to rush back, I’m not going to do anything stupid,’” MASN’s Dan Kolko reported, via Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog. “He’s more just focused on progressing day to day. He’s still not able to catch balls because of that left thumb, still not able to hit, just kind of going through range-of-motion exercises and he’s going to start using some PlayStation to work that thumb back into gear as he tries to make progress.”
If playing professional baseball means making millions of dollars to play PS4 while working your way back from an injury, it’s an even sweeter gig than we thought. Hopefully Harper doesn’t play too much “Mortal Kombat.” I feel like that could lead to a setback.