the result of that was a compression fracture of the elbow (Line drive off of the elbow).
Then there was the shoulder injury from a collision with Marcus Giles, an achilles tendon injury, a strained shoulder and subsequent tendonitis, and a strained oblique (incurred during batting practice).
These are Mark Priors actual injuries
Before anyone gets on me about Mark Prior’s having supposedly perfect pitching mechanics, let me explain something. The person who said that Mark Prior had perfect pitching mechanics is a guy named Tom House. Tom House also happened to be Mark Prior’s pitching coach and designed Mark Prior’s pitching mechanics. As a result, Tom House shouldn’t be considered an impartial, objective observer and his pronouncements about Mark Prior need to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
“The result is that Mark Prior’s PAS elbow will end up much higher than is safe. That will put him in a position to damage both his elbow and his shoulder.”
The 2nd quote came via Chris’ website as well as the 3rd. I would like for Chris to address this disparity between Priors actual injuries and the supposition he portrays as fact within his essay…as he’s not really ever had injury (Defined as dl time directly attributed to pitching motion injury…no impingement as Chris declared was immenent…no rotor cuff destruction…) For the record I don’t think Mark Prior is perfect…Tom House I don’t believe was his pitching coach at USC (Though I could be wrong) where these mechanics solidified and while on the Cubs he worked under Larry Rothschild…so other than attempting to make House look bad…what basis in fact do you have for your accusations and suppositions Chris?
I also have no ax to grind on Chris, his spirit and efforts are admirable, I see a real desire to assist kids and am sure he has. This particular point was brought up on the elbow height thread and I simply followed the link one of our posters listed on a mechanics thread and saw this tonight on Chris’ web site. I believe it needs be addressed and corrected for the record and that is all.