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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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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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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.

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Thanks AJ' date=' 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.[/quote']

 

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.

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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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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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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?

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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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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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