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#1 AJPettersen

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

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#2 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Good luck in your recovery, AJ!

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Wishing you a fast recovery. Congrats for your early promotion to New Britain this season too!
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

AJ! No more injuries. You had a career full after taking that fastball in Johnson City. Good luck, heal quick and I'll see you in March.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

Cool, insightful read AJ. I think many Fans that are non-athletes don't really know how many times this can happen over the course of any given athletes career.

What questions did youre wife come up with before the anasthiesa kicked in?

LOL

Heal up and go get 'em for the Cats / Rd. Wings in 2014!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:40 AM

AJ, well written and insightful. Thanks for giving us a peek. When the doctor said "no exercise," I hope he just meant no wind-sprints or tackling dummies. You can at least go for walks, right?

Get better soon, then show us your baseball super power!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:20 AM

Are these surgeries & therapy100% covered by the team. I have always wondered about how injuries and recovery are paid for -especially for minor leaugers.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

Great article. I just had a similar thing with a broken leg. Wifes that are awesome are the best thing in the world.

#9 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

AJ, well written and insightful. Thanks for giving us a peek. When the doctor said "no exercise," I hope he just meant no wind-sprints or tackling dummies. You can at least go for walks, right?

Get better soon, then show us your baseball super power!


Thanks! He said I need to avoid things that make me sweat, I think it's more to avoid infections than anything. So light walks would probably be find. Also, exercise on pain meds isn't very safe.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:53 AM

Are these surgeries & therapy100% covered by the team. I have always wondered about how injuries and recovery are paid for -especially for minor leaugers.


Yep, it's like any other work comp injury. I was hurt on the "job," so that's how it's dealt with.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:58 AM

Great article. I just had a similar thing with a broken leg. Wifes that are awesome are the best thing in the world.


Thanks! Injuries are no fun, hope you are feeling better. They are awesome, don't know what I would do without my wife!

#12 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

Good luck in your recovery, AJ!


Thanks Jeremy, hope all is well with you!

#13 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:06 AM

Wishing you a fast recovery. Congrats for your early promotion to New Britain this season too!


Thanks, I appreciate it!

#14 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:09 AM

AJ! No more injuries. You had a career full after taking that fastball in Johnson City. Good luck, heal quick and I'll see you in March.


Haha, I agree. At least I won't miss games for this one! Thanks, see you in the spring.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

Thanks AJ, wonderful to hear from you again. Nice image with the ligaments/Twizzlers thing. Our family--especially my boys--wish you well. They are big fans, after you took the time to visit with them this summer after a home game. It was after 11:30 p.m., the mosquitoes were thick outside the stadium, and your wrist was probably throbbing, but you signed their game balls, talked about your blog with me, and made their vacation out East even more special. Rest well, heal up, and we'll be cheering you on next year! Take care.

#16 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Thanks AJ, wonderful to hear from you again. Nice image with the ligaments/Twizzlers thing. Our family--especially my boys--wish you well. They are big fans, after you took the time to visit with them this summer after a home game. It was after 11:30 p.m., the mosquitoes were thick outside the stadium, and your wrist was probably throbbing, but you signed their game balls, talked about your blog with me, and made their vacation out East even more special. Rest well, heal up, and we'll be cheering you on next year! Take care.


Thank you for the well wishes. I'm glad y'all enjoyed your trip, I remember you. It is always nice meeting quality people through baseball. Enjoy the fall.

#17 mike wants wins

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:49 AM

Clearly AJ is also spending time on the internet during his downtime.....

AJ, what's it like to read peoples' opinions on line? How do you and your team mates react to stuff on line?
Lighten up Francis....

#18 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

Clearly AJ is also spending time on the internet during his downtime.....

AJ, what's it like to read peoples' opinions on line? How do you and your team mates react to stuff on line?


Haha, that is definitely true. I'll probably get a little stir crazy soon.

It is interesting, but it can't affect the way we think about ourselves. If other's opinions change our confidence (for better or worse), we aren't going to make it very far. It is always better to stay even keel and internally motivated.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Cool, insightful read AJ. I think many Fans that are non-athletes don't really know how many times this can happen over the course of any given athletes career.

What questions did youre wife come up with before the anasthiesa kicked in?

LOL

Heal up and go get 'em for the Cats / Rd. Wings in 2014!


Ya, it does happen, it's part of the game. I hope she didn't ask anything too crazy, I probably wouldn't remember!

I appreciate the support!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

I hope she didn't ask anything too crazy, I probably wouldn't remember!


I'm assuming that she would have let you know by now. Ha!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

AJ, thanks for your writeup! I've always wondered what it looks like behind the scenes when players need further medical attention. I'm applying to medical school a year from now so to combine a story like this with my love for all things Twins is great! Slightly off-topic, but do you happen to know what Dr. Stuebs specialty is? I've always been curious as to the career path for physicians on professional sports teams. I feel like most are orthopedic specialists, but that's mostly just a guess on my part. Do you have any idea?

#22 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

AJ, thanks for your writeup! I've always wondered what it looks like behind the scenes when players need further medical attention. I'm applying to medical school a year from now so to combine a story like this with my love for all things Twins is great! Slightly off-topic, but do you happen to know what Dr. Stuebs specialty is? I've always been curious as to the career path for physicians on professional sports teams. I feel like most are orthopedic specialists, but that's mostly just a guess on my part. Do you have any idea?


No problem, glad you enjoyed it! I am not sure what his specialty is exactly, but he works at Tria, so I'm sure you could find it somewhere. In my experience, he is extremely knowledgeable in many different areas. It has been a pleasure to work with him.

On another note, good luck with applications to med school!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

AJ, thanks for the kind wishes on the leg.....Tria has been great to me and my son when he broke his arm, I recommend them for sure.
Lighten up Francis....

#24 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

AJ, thanks for the kind wishes on the leg.....Tria has been great to me and my son when he broke his arm, I recommend them for sure.


They are great, they have a great group of doctors and other medical personnel there. Plus the facilities are fantastic. Between them and having Mayo down the road, we are lucky to have amazing access to care here.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

Great article, AJ. It's a really neat perspective and thanks for sharing it with us.

Feel better soon!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:42 PM

Though I live far away from you, I will support you all the time.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:11 PM

I pray for a complete recovery and I hope for many more AB next year.

#28 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Great article, AJ. It's a really neat perspective and thanks for sharing it with us.

Feel better soon!


Thanks James, I appreciate that!

#29 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Though I live far away from you, I will support you all the time.
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Wow, thanks! Do you ever go to professional games in Korea?

#30 AJPettersen

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:18 PM

I pray for a complete recovery and I hope for many more AB next year.


Thank you for the support!