How to treat your sore knee after a football game
A football player who’s injured his knee during a game may not know how to treat it until it’s too late.
Article Continued BelowArticle Continued BELOW”I think it’s pretty clear that you don’t want to do that unless it’s really serious,” Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alex Cobb said.
“So that’s something that’s a little bit different than other sports.
You don’t know what’s going to happen in a game, so it really depends on what’s happening on the field.”
Cobb said he doesn’t know if it was the hit to the knee or his teammates’ actions that caused the injury, but he did know he had to do something to get better.
“I can’t really explain the way I felt,” Cobb said, “but I knew it had to be done.
It was the same way when I went to the doctor.
They put me on a lot of different tests, but it was just the feeling of it when you’re not there.”
The Toronto Blue Jays were without starting left fielder Russell Martin and shortstop Jose Reyes on Tuesday because of a knee injury.
The team also announced that left-hander Scott Kazmir would not pitch on Wednesday.
“He was really good,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said of Kazmir, who had an 11-3 record and a 2.65 ERA in 25 starts for Toronto last season.
“I don’t think he’s ever been hurt before, so he was ready for that.
But he’s done really well.
And it was really important for him to get his head in the game and get himself ready.”
The Blue Jays were 2-0 when Martin and Reyes went down.
Cobb said he and the rest of the Blue Jays staff worked diligently to get the team ready for Tuesday’s game.
“We were going to do our homework, but I think the most important thing was for our guys to be ready to go,” Cobb told reporters.
“When they were down, we had to start preparing.
We had to have a plan for them to be there.
So we were ready to roll.
That’s all we were doing.
And we were prepared to go.”
Toronto won 6-3, but Cobb said the Jays still had work to do to make it a convincing win.
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to play your best game,” Cobb added.
“That’s what we were looking for and that’s what the team was looking for.
So I think we just have to continue to fight and do the same thing and get those guys back.”