Freddie Freeman has interesting way to test bone spur in elbow
Freddie Freeman has an interesting way of testing a troublesome bone spur that he has in his elbow.
The Atlanta Braves first baseman left Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning with what was described by the club as “elbow soreness.”
1B Freddie Freeman left tonight's game as a precaution with right elbow soreness.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 14, 2019
Freeman has dealt with the bone spur for multiple years and has been able to play through discomfort in the past. Since the issue developed, Freeman has found that washing his hair serves as a test for how the spur will bother him any given day.
Braves trainer George Poulis’ text to Freeman this morning read: “Did you wash your hair yet?” Freeman replied, “Yep, good to go.”
Freeman has learned the best way to test the crankiness of the bone spur is to see how his elbow feels when he washes his hair.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 14, 2019
Freeman’s “good to go” proclamation was confirmed when his name appeared in the Braves’ lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game.
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) September 14, 2019
The spur has not been a big hindrance to Freeman so far this season. He’s played 148 of Atlanta’s 149 games and has posted a batting line of .302/.392/.566 with 32 doubles, 38 home runs, and 117 RBI.