Peavy: "If I had known the severity of it and known I could potentially blow out this tendon and have a years worth of recovery, obviously I wouldn't have been out there"

XX Sports Radio: Jake Peavy (MP3) with Darren Smith

  • Peavy is hosting his kid's little league party at his house
  • Peavy talking about his tendon injury: "We just thought it was a mild strain"
  •  "The Doctors and trainers can only go off what I tell them, I thought I was a good enough to be out there"
  • If the tendon were to tear or rupture Peavy could be out for a year and it might require surgery
  • Peavy made three starts after this injury, they weren't fun.  "We're athletes, we're competitors, we want to get out there".  "There are certain players that just want to play."
  • The injury happened against the Cubs when he was running around third and he stopped abruptly and his ankle twisted.
  • The injury has not responding to treatment.
  • "It's that mentality that a lot of athletes have.  It's just so hard not to play. Especially when you're expected to play.  You want to be out there with your teammates, it's hard.  A lot times some of us...I'm definitely, probably on the more stubborn side of things. If I think I can get out there I'm gonna get out there.  Hindsight in 20/20, I probably had no business being out there sick against the Phillies and obviously it shows, throwing 84mph fastballs, I shouldn't have been out there"
  • "I didn't think I was putting myself in any more risk being out there"
  • "If I had known the severity of it and known I could potentially blow out this tendon and have a years worth of recovery, obviously I wouldn't have been out there"
  • Peavy thinks Charger Phillip Rivers is a great competitor for taking the field on knees that needed full reconstructive surgery.
  • Peavy is wearing a boot so he can't even wear baseball pants.  He's going to be there to support his teammates while on the DL.
  • The Best Case Scenario will be to come back after the All Star break.  He's hoping to get the boot off after the next road trip and they will reevaluate then. 
  • Peavy thinks the injury will keep him from being traded if he can't pitch before July 31st.
  • The doctors allowed him to wear the boot instead of a hard cast so he can get treatment at the field.
  • Peavy on Mat Latos making the jump from AA to the MLB.  "It's certainly doable".  Peavy saw him in Spring Training "He's as talented as anybody gets".  Physically he's ready, the mental side is the toughest part.
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