Beckett remains on track to make his Wednesday start against Texas after missing his last start with back spasms. As I am always quick to point out here in Diamond Cuts, back spasms are not a true injury but instead a symptom associated with some other injury or trauma, which can include overuse, strains, or even fatigue. Pain results from trauma causing the neighboring muscles to spasm. Spasms lead to more pain, which leads to more tension and spasms, which continues the vicious pain-spasm cycle. Spasms can be treated in a multitude of ways including heat, ice, medication, and physical therapy, but until the root of the cause is discovered the cycle can easily be re-initiated.
Back problems are nothing new for Beckett and will likely be an issue for the remainder of his career. However how much of that career will be with the Red Sox remains to be seen. I don't see a change of scenery helping him much and fantasy owners still holding on You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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