Boston Red Sox Infielder Brock Holt Thought He Would Never Play Again After Dealing With Vertigo
The Boston Red Sox activated utility infielder Brock Holt on Sunday ahead of a doubleheader with the New York Yankees. In his journey back to the majors, he thought he may never play baseball again.
Holt has dealt with a severe case of vertigo with his rehabs getting shut down with vertigo symptoms.
Ahead of Sunday’s double header with the Yankees Holt said there were ‘times when I wondered if I would ever get back to normal.’.
Holt mentioned that his latest rehab assignment was night-and-day in comparison the previous couple of rehabs. At the moment he said he is I’m happy to be back.’ with the Boston Red Sox.
During his time dealing with veritgo, he talked to a few other athletes who had dealt with a similar case. Holt talked with David Ross, Brian Roberts, and Dale Earnhardt Jr about recovery from concussions. He specifically said a 45-minute conversation with Earnhardt Jr. really helped him progress along with talks with former teammate Ross.
Brock Holt will make his Major League return on Sunday in game 2 of the double header with the New York Yankees. He will be the starting third basemen.
Holt was placed on the 10-day-dl on April 21st with Vertigo. After several rehab assignments getting shut down, Holt was transferred to the 60-day-dl on June 24th retroactive to April 21st.