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Thursday, May 21, 2009

McCoy: Votto diagnosis: inner ear infection

Damn clogging up the…

After two weeks of testing for everything imaginable it came down to the simplest of the simple. Inner ear infection.

First, Votto had an upper respiratory infection that caused him to miss four games and it is believed that when the team flew to Phoenix from Cincinnati that brought on the inner ear infection and caused his dizziness and loss of focus. Then when he flew to San Diego from Phoenix it happened again.

Votto has not had any of the symptoms since he returned from San Diego to Cincinnati and took indoor batting practice today. Manager Dusty Baker said he’ll do all the pre-game activities with the team Friday and see where he is.

“I’m glad they found out what it was, that’s No. 1,” said Baker. “Thankful and grateful. There was a lot of stuff floating around out there from a lot of neighborhood doctors. He told me last night he was feeling good, but we’ll give him a couple of days to let him get his feet under him.”

Repoz Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:10 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. hokieneer Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:15 PM (#3187792)
That's a relief. Though it's very aggravating to have your best player out because of an over-looked or mis-diagnosed ear infection.
   2. hokieneer Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:23 PM (#3187810)
I got my 2nd Repoz intro on the same day within hours of getting my first intro. This is a great day!
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3187814)
I'm having flashbacks of Nick Esasky.
   4. phatj Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:27 PM (#3187817)
Something very similar happened to me a couple weeks ago. Whenever I would move my head quickly my vision would blur and I would get dizzy. Very disconcerting and pretty handicapping when you have a small child who must be carried. It cleared up on its own before I went to the doctor, but the doctor said it probably was an inner ear infection.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:33 PM (#3187830)
Whatever, I just need him back ASAP, he's the only thing keeping my Fantasy team from falling out of the top 5 in the league.
   6. BeanoCook Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:51 PM (#3187864)
Good to hear. Votto is really quickly becoming a special player.
   7. aleskel Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:54 PM (#3187869)
the Reds must have even worse team doctors than the Pirates.
   8. Lassus Posted: May 21, 2009 at 04:57 PM (#3187872)
Pavel Chekhov had this problem.
   9. BDC Posted: May 21, 2009 at 05:12 PM (#3187895)
This will go away quickly after he takes his bubble-gum flavored Amoxycillin from his special spoon. Here comes the spoon, Joey!
   10. RJ in TO Posted: May 21, 2009 at 05:14 PM (#3187898)
the Reds must have even worse team doctors than the Pirates.


They might now. Didn't the Pirates fire the entire batch responsible for the Kendall/Rios/House debacles, and replace them with a more competent crew?
   11. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 21, 2009 at 05:28 PM (#3187913)
Pavel Chekhov had this problem.




KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 21, 2009 at 06:14 PM (#3187970)
"Didn't the Pirates fire the entire batch responsible for the Kendall/Rios/House debacles, and replace them with a more competent crew?"

Yep. The current medical staff is actually very good.
   13. dave h Posted: May 21, 2009 at 07:23 PM (#3188085)
Joey Votto is a wonderful way to start a sentence. Try it: Joey Votto has an inner ear infection.
   14. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: May 21, 2009 at 08:12 PM (#3188140)
Neighborhood doctors? I guess they were in the network.
   15. BFFB Posted: May 21, 2009 at 08:27 PM (#3188158)
Somebody take away the Q-Tips!
   16. The District Attorney Posted: May 21, 2009 at 08:52 PM (#3188191)
Pavel Chekhov had this problem.
Joey Wotto?
   17. jcnyc Posted: May 21, 2009 at 09:23 PM (#3188238)
Wasn't Nick Esasky's career-ending vertigo originally diagnosed as an inner ear infection?
   18. TDF, FCL Posted: May 21, 2009 at 11:11 PM (#3188369)
the Reds must have even worse team doctors than the Pirates.

Why would you say that? They only misdiagnosed Encarnacion's broken wrist for what, 4 weeks?

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