MLB Injuries

Franklin Gutierrez lands on DL with uncommon disease-Dr. Morse

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Los Angeles Dodgers Franklin Gutierrez lands on the DL with an uncommon disease among athletes called ankylosis spondylitis. Typically, this presents with areas of pain and sensitivity in the lower back sometimes described as bamboo spine. Also, can present with arthritis, eye problems, and urinary difficulties. There is classic saying in medicine for those that suffer from this-“can’t see, can’t pee, can’t climb a tree”. Sounds like he could miss 1-2 weeks and will require rest, rehab, and anti-inflammatories.

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