Calhoun recently took his first round of batting practice since undergoing surgery on his jaw, Brice Paterik of the Dallas Morning News reports. Calhoun, who answered several questions on MLB Radio, discussed his recovery from the injury among other topics. On April 22, he posted a video of himself taking batting practice on Instagram. "That was a huge day for me because before that I wasn't able to hit off live batting practice or the machine because of the vibrations it would have sent to my jaw. I thought I felt really good then," said Calhoun, who declared himself 100 percent. The outfielder said there is numbness from his right cheek down to his jaw, a condition doctors told him he'll have to live with for the next six months. Calhoun added that he will be hitting with a protective flap on his helmet.
Calhoun (jaw) has no restrictions in workouts and is focused on regaining his strength and getting back into his conditioning program, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. It sounds like Calhoun is now focused on making up for lost time after recovering from a fractured jaw. Conditioning has been an issue at times during Calhoun's career, so the hope is that his body is ready to go if the season is able to get underway.
Calhoun (jaw) took swings Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw three weeks ago, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Calhoun still has numbness in his cheek where a nerve was compressed by a Julio Urias fastball. He's been lifting light weights and working to reverse weight loss since the surgery. The pause in the season makes it possible that Calhoun will be ready by the time MLB resumes activities.
Calhoun (jaw) said Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he has been cleared to resume baseball activities, This is an encouraging development for Calhoun, who underwent jaw surgery earlier in the month. While the date for the rescheduled Opening Day is still up in the air, Calhoun is expected to be back in time to play.
Calhoun (jaw) is expected to be ready to play once the season eventually begins, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The date for the rescheduled Opening Day is still up in the air, but Calhoun is expected to be back from his fractured jaw in time to play. He's begun cardio work by riding a stationary bike, though it's not yet clear when he'll resume baseball activities.