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Carpenter Takes Different Approach to Recovery
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If Cardinals veteran ace Chris Carpenter is able to make the return from the brink of retirement to contribute this season, it won't be just the health of his shoulder that improved. Carpenter described Sunday how the Cardinals have taken a total-body approach to his recovery that focuses not only on his shoulder, which has been dogged by nerve trouble for several years, but also the back and hip injuries that could have contributed to the strain on the shoulder. Carpenter received a cortisone injection in his right hip within the past couple of weeks that alleviated pain and accelerated his sudden return to the mound.

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