Imagine if your arm fell asleep and never woke up. That maddening scenario became a reality last year for Kyle Landis who was diagnosed with a musculocutaneous nerve injury and missed the entire 2010 season. After a long rehab, Landis is back on the mound and having a career year going a combined 9-1 with a 2.34ERA in 57.2 innings for the High-A Kinston Indians and Double-A Akron Aeros. It’s a sharp difference from being unable to have the spacial presence to open a door knob when the rare injury first occurred. In the story Landis talks about dealing with the horrific injury, not knowing if he’d ever play baseball again, the difficulty of a year long rehab process, and the increase in success and velocity he’s experienced since returning from the injury. It’s a must read story.
K-Tribe’s Landis overcomes rare injury — JDNews.com