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Diamond Cuts: El Hombre Down

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

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

Albert Pujols

News that the former MVP could miss the remainder of the season should come as no surprise as I've been warning fantasy owners about Pujols and the chronic plantar fasciitis in his left foot since early May. The condition is extremely painful, difficult to manage, and often needs an extended period of rest to get completely better. The diagnosis of a partial tear of the connective tissue only confirms that the constant grind of remaining in the lineup was aggravating the inflamed area.

However with the fascia now torn, Pujols may actually be able to avoid going under the knife. Unless he has developed bone spurs at or near the attachment site, surgery would not be warranted since the procedure has "naturally" been performed. The surgery that Pujols has considered on multiple occasions is known as a plantar fasciotomy. In the procedure, tiny incisions are made in the plantar fascia to decrease the tension and pressure that is causing the

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