David Price might have the sports world's first Fortnite-related injury

David Price might have the sports world's first Fortnite-related injury

David Price might have the sports world's first Fortnite-related injury

Fortnite hasn't caused any grievous bodily harm, but it might have been what kept Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price from making his scheduled start Wednesday night. I don't think it had anything to do with those starts. He has not pitched since May 3. The 32-year-old left-hander has a brutal 8.47 ERA over his last three outings and a 5.11 ERA in 37 total innings this season, but maybe he can get back on track now that he knows the source of the recurring numbness in his pitching hand. May. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award victor signed a $217 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox in December 2015 but has been slowed by injuries the past two years.

On Thursday, the five-time All-Star and 2012 American League Cy Young Award victor told reporters: "I've always played it with my team-mates, during the offseason, at the field, at the hotel".

David Price threw a lengthy bullpen session here at Yankee Stadium at about 2:50 p.m.

As for all the talk that Price's love for video games could be the cause of his Carpal Tunnel, he scoffed at that notion. "That's kind of my generation, that's what we do", he said.


He says of video games: "If that was the cause of the problem, it started back in 1997 when I got my first PlayStation when I was 12 years old".

He said he's hoping to avoid surgery, which has a two-month recovery period.

Putting down the iPad for a while might help Price recover - there's no way video games are good for carpal-tunnel syndrome - but it seems silly to blame an innocent hobby for a professional hurdle in the absence of any real evidence. Price doesn't think playing video games contributed to that, but he said he'll give them a break so people stop talking about it.

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