A good explanation of carpal tunnel:
Now, here's the thing. It wasn't just carpal tunnel:
Weber shined in the bullpen from 2001 to 2003, posting ERAs of 3.42, 2.54 and 2.69, but he got off to a bad start this year that was compounded by multiple injuries. Weber said he pitched with a weakened right shoulder and numbness in his right hand for two months before it was diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Then, when he was rehabbing in Arizona, doctors found bulging disks in his neck and back.
Ok. So you have an 35 year old pitcher coming off a season in which he was pretty much a complete mess physically. I'm not a doctor, nor have I stayed at a Holiday Inn express recently, but am I the only one concerned that we may be seeing signs of a degenerative condition?
If he's completely healthy, Weber has demonstrated that he can help.
But is he? Time to cross our fingers I guess.