Did David Price's video game obsession cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Alex Cora Doesn't Think David Price's Carpal Tunnel Came From Team's Fortnite ObsessionMore

Alex Cora Doesn't Think David Price's Carpal Tunnel Came From Team's Fortnite ObsessionMore

Price didn't pitch in NY because he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Red Sox were hoping he'd be ready to go for Saturday's start against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was scratched from Wednesday's start against the New York Yankees after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel. "It's about repetition and I don't know, you throw bullpens, you throw off of flatground, you throw games, you make adjustments with pitches, I don't know".

When he comes here tomorrow, we'll talk about it. If I need to shut down video games and pick up a new hobby, then so be it. It seems like Fortnite now is the one everybody's playing, but past year I saw a lot of guys playing Federation Internationale de Football Association.

So, who's the best "Fortnite" player on the team? It appears that discussion took place, and according to a tweet from Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne, Price won't be playing Fortnite at the ballpark anymore "because he is aware the topic has been a distraction".

David Price is now in year three of a seven-year contract now paying him $217 million, giving him the highest-paying contract for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. Boston needs a starter for Saturday. Price is a longtime video game enthusiast, and this season, Price and teammates have been logging long hours playing Fortnite - Price told The Associated Press last month the game has "kind of taken over". If he's playing on PS4 and Xbox One, you don't make the repetitively stressful motions made on a keyboard.

Joel Zumaya would be proud. If Price actually misses time because he played too much Fortnite, that's both a sign of the times and a slightly more sinister twist on how massively popular the game is right now.

In 2013 the Tampa Bay Times published a piece - "Rays' David Price affected by allergies" - detailing how the issue might have contributed to his slow start that season.

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