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Pedro Martinez: David Price cutting back on video games has helped carpal tunnel

Lucy Burdge
June 18, 2018 - 3:15 pm

During his interview with OMF on Monday, Pedro Martinez was asked about David Price’s carpal tunnel syndrome, which he may have gotten in part from playing video games.

Martinez said Price did the right thing by taking a break from the games as soon as he discovered the injury.

“He’s a professional. He understands what he needs to do,” Martinez said of Price. “I think it’s a matter of prioritizing what you want. I’m pretty sure if you ask David Price, ‘What is your priority?,’ he’s going to tell you baseball.”

“It was just a matter of making the adjustment. He probably didn’t realize that those things (video games) could damage your career, could damage your arm,” Martinez continued. “We try to look for different ways to actually distract ourselves from the game, from the attention, the longevity of the year. And that’s what he was doing. I’m glad he realized it on time. I’m glad he discovered that was affecting his game. And he finally put a stop to it.”

Martinez also said he saw Eduardo Rodriguez playing videos games as well but Rodriguez was not playing the games as much as Price was.

“Everybody gets into their little habits until they know it’s dangerous for their career,” Martinez said. “And David Price was no exception.”

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