Words from Dewayne Wise
I had a chance to talk with Dewayne Wise for about 10 minutes in the White Sox clubhouse prior to Friday’s game. Wise re-joined the team after going through treatment back in Chicago on his separated right shoulder while the White Sox were on the remainder of their nine-game road trip. Needless to say, Wise is fighting boredom as much as the still present pain.
Wise does not expect to resume baseball activities until the end of May but still expects to be back in action some time in the middle of June, which would be about two months from the injury suffered on April 13 in Detroit. He was greeted by Gavin Floyd during our conversation, the same hurler who Wise basically saved a victory for at Comerica Park with his amazing catch in right-center in the fifth with two runners on base and one out.
To give you an idea of the pain still felt by Wise, who is working on strengthening the muscles around the injured area during his rehab, he was talking about ironing a shirt earlier this past week and how he pulled his arm back suddenly but slowly when his right hand basically got too close to the iron’s heat. Wise said the pain was excruciating.
This whole rehab process would have been even tougher for Wise, including a longer period away from the field, if he had suffered the same injury in his throwing shoulder. He maintains an extremely upbeat attitude and seems to be counting the days until he returns. There’s only so much baseball and other sporting events he can watch on television.