It seems he had plantar fasciitis most of last season and it got worse in July and Aug.
Kirk was 24 at the start of last year and for a while was leading all rookies,
Pre ASB 254 Abs, 254 ABS, 39 runs, 25 RBI, 4 SB, 7 HRS 25 Doubles, Gotta wonder if his downfall was that plantar thing.
Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Another common term for the affliction is "policeman's heel".
a few ballplayers- including clayton kershaw last season -have suffered with this condition. it's supposedly very painful but treatment can be successful if the patient is diligent.
That can be an exceedingly painful condition. Take it from someone who knows.
I had a heel bone spur that caused plantar faciitis and it was all I could do to walk to the bathroom in the morning. I didn't get any real refief until I bought these special slippers (Yes, slippers!!) that have a unique arch in them. Now, it's like I never had it.
Easily the second worst pain I ever had. Kidney stone being the worst.