Zack Wheeler has dealt with a number of injuries in his career. In a way to try to get healthy, the New York Mets starting pitcher is undergoing an uncommon rehab procedure.
Per Kevin Kurtan of the New York Post, Wheeler detailed the procedure
“It needed two full months of rest. I got that, and then I’ve been taking these shots every day for the past six months. The medicine is called Forteo and it is supposed to strengthen your bones, so hopefully that helps,’’ Wheeler said. “You do a shot in your stomach every day for six months. It’s not fun, but you got to do it. … They give it to people with brittle bones, osteoporosis. My arm feels great. I’ve been on the mound six times now so if this helps me get to 30 starts, I’m all for it.’’
We can’t exactly fault Wheeler for going outside of the box. While Wheeler won’t turn 28 until May, injuries have already been a prevalent part of his career.
He missed all of 2015 recovering from Tommy John Surgery. The recovery from Tommy John Surgery, combined with a flexor strain in his right (throwing) arm kept him out of the 2016 season, as well. Wheeler did pitch in 2017, but missed the final two months of the season.