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View from the catwalk: Matt Duffy talks about his recovery

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Juan Toribio at the Athletic with a great feature on Matt Duffy, his injury, his struggles, and his resurgence. If you read one thing, make it this.

Duffy talked about how his injury, and his slow recovery from it, and the pressure to preform on his new team got inside his head, to the point where he was wrong physically and pressing mentally:

“I thought my career was essentially over.”

It took the realization that achilles strains take a long time to heal and that they cannot be pushed, to give him the space to recover to where he is now (hitting over .300, with a 118 wRC+).

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