January 30, 2023

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‘Minor’ bulging disc may keep Taijuan Walker from next start – The Denver Post

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ATLANTA — Mets’ right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker, last seen throwing just two innings on Tuesday night before leaving with back spasms, took some time out of his treatment to explain how he’s feeling.

“A lot better than expected,” he reported. “Tuesday, I would say, was a lot, a lot of pain. One of the worst pains I’ve ever felt. So with where I’m at today, I’m a little shocked.”

Walker said his MRI revealed a bulge in one of his discs that he immediately declared “minor” and “nothing too concerning.”

“They use a lot of big words,” Walker said of the team doctors. “I don’t know.”

Walker played catch from 60 feet on Thursday, rode the elliptical and did what he called a “modified lower body workout.” He does not know when he’ll throw a…

Tribune News Service

2022-08-18 23:21:53

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