Post by horsetrader on Feb 20, 2016 0:06:54 GMT -6
My 10 year son was diagnosed today with LLS from an orthopedic doctor and given 3 months off from throwing. His growth plates are widen. We believe the root cause of this injury was overuse without adequate (3 months) rest/healing time off. He hasn't really had a break from pitching in the last year between rec ball, all stars, travel ball, plus our 25-30 pitches we throw at home (off a mound) every other day.
Rec ball tryouts are tomorrow and he knows he can't throw but he has asked about being able to just bat. Since I'm heading up his rec ball team this year, I'm still going to let him play, but make sure he's following doctors orders. My plan is to just let him bat, cheer on his team, pitch run, and for his mandatory 2 innings of play either throwing him in right field or let him play 1st and hoop, hand, or roll the ball back to the pitcher.
Also his travel ball team has asked if he would be interested in being the EH (extra hitter) until May/June when he can east back into throwing (positional throwing). I asked the doctor about him be able to bat and he said it was fine, but he didn't give me a timeline to when he can start or if he can just go ahead and continue batting now.
What is your opinion or advice on this matter? Do I need to give him 3 months off from batting as well? A month? A week? or let him continue? He doesn't have to do anything in rec ball tryouts, but the travel ball team does have a tournament next weekend. Which would be a week off.
One more thing, we are icing down his shoulder multiple times daily and also taking ibuprofen twice daily as well.