Monday, September 5, 2011
What's to blame for Josh Johnson's injury troubles? His height, apparently:
Johnson said a physical therapist he has worked with offered him the "Tall Man's Syndrome" diagnosis, which affects tall athletes who are constantly "bending over and your shoulder is not in a good place.I call bullshit. My posture is terrible, and I'm 5'10". It has nothing to do with height, and everything to do with being a man.
"You start throwing, you start leaning over when you're throwing. It snowballs and you're shoulder is not in the correct place."
Johnson said he has been working on maintaining a proper posture to relieve pressure on his scapula and wearing a special form-fitting shirt. He said he walked in the clubhouse last week and was told by teammates that he looked taller.