Strained adductor magnus muscle in left leg. OK, bluntly, one of the groin muscles.

Anyway, I can't play softball well enough to make a difference on the Knights team, because I simply can't sprint down the line or to the ball, and (surprisingly) this groin strain affects my throwing and my ability to bend over as well. My previous injuries in this area didn't, likely because they were different adductor muscles.

So, no running and no playing softball for two weeks, or until the season is almost over. I'll give it a go again on Tuesday, August 5th, which is just three days before my 46th birthday (gulp). If I can't at least play a little bit better, I may have to reevaluate whether or not I can continue to play at all. I'm still overweight, so I need some exercise, but I'm going to have to see what I can do. At least (with a little coaching) I was able to drive the ball a little today in BP, but I was absolutely drained afterwards, probably because my back leg was having to do all the work supporting me if I took a healthy cut at the ball. It's....discouraging.

1 comment:

RBH said...

The creeping realization that one isn't 19 any more is not a good feeling. I remember my last softball game, more than 20 years ago, and the three weeks of limping afterward. Nowadays (I'm over 65 now) about all I do is stretching to maintain some flexibility.