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Diamond Cuts: The Return of Reyes

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, PES, LAT). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Jose Reyes

The Jays have been one of the more snake bitten teams so far this season but there has been a recent bit of good news as it appears Reyes could return earlier than expected from his severe left ankle sprain. Reyes has been sidelined since April 12 after an awkward slide into second violently twisted his ankle.

The ligaments surrounding the joint were pushed past their yield point resulting in a deformation. The former All-Star has spent the last eight weeks rehabbing the ankle, first focusing on limiting the associated swelling before advancing to range of motion and strengthening exercises. The final phase of rehab concentrated on baseball-related activities and proprioception as well as kinesthesia to insure the ankle and supporting structures can react properly when the ankle is stressed while performing the motions required playing baseball. However no rehab exercise can simulate game action and returning to the diamond will tell us muc

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