Playing the waiting game can be a challenging task for anyone. Take Tyler Mudd, as an example.
A senior pitcher/outfielder at Deerfield Academy, Mudd, during his sophomore season, endured a perpetual double whammy. He initially suffered torn ligaments to his ankle, and later sustained a torn ACL to his knee. The injury to his ankle, which occurred in mid-January while playing for the Big Green hockey team, forced him to miss the remainder of the year.
Mudd came back in time for baseball, but a freak collision during an early-season contest resulted in the torn ACL, which caused him to miss the remainder of that season as well.
Following eight grueling months of rehabilitation after his surgery, Mudd, who was unable to compete in hockey in 2020, placed all of his focus on the upcoming baseball season as he was finally deemed healthy, cleared and ready to go.