He had surgery on his right shoulder in January 2017. He missed all of the team’s offseason workouts, all of training camp and eventually the entire 2017 season after experiencing soreness that couldn’t be calmed by a cortisone shot once he started practicing in the middle of October. Luck also spent about six weeks in the Netherlands rehabbing his shoulder in late 2017.
New Colts coach Frank Reich said he’s hopeful that Luck will be back once the team starts offseason workouts in April.
Teal Harle of Canada came up JUST short, with a score of 90.00, putting him in fourth, just outside of the podium. Nick Goepper from the United States came out and threw down an incredible third run, a triple cork 1440 in his final jump contributing to a 93.60 score, putting him in silver medal position with four to go.
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand didn’t improve in his third, with a score of 82.40.
Andri Ragettli was the penultimate competitor, but he failed to improve his score, leaving Oscar Wester as the last one to go, and far outside the podium. Unfortunately, he fell, and that sealed it. The final scores are below, with the top three winning medals.
Souza credited his improvement last season to a number of factors, including his work with Tampa Bay’s coaches and settling in and trusting my ability more and more.
I gave everything I had in the offseason to Tampa. I gave everything I had to those guys, he said, and now I’m ready to give everything I have to the Diamondbacks.
After all, Martinez has played in more than 123 games in one of the past four seasons, which is when he surprisingly emerged as a star after the Houston Astros moved on, but nobody seems to be complaining about this. Martinez hit 45 home runs last season, a figure topped only by current New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, and he did so over 489 plate appearances. Normally, the durability concerns would be an issue — but, hey, in a way, Martinez is like the new Clayton Kershaw: achieve massive numbers over four months and give us the rest of the time to add even more numbers with others!
Michigan State and Ohio State head into the penultimate weekend of the Big Ten’s regular season with identical records, but we’re listing the Spartans as the favorites here for two reasons. First, the Spartans are widely considered to be the better overall team. Second, Tom Izzo’s team has a remarkably easy three-game stretch to end the regular season. MSU wraps things up with a home game against Illinois and road tilts against Northwestern and Wisconsin, three teams with a combined Big Ten record of 13-30.