David Price Does Not Believe Playing Too Much 'Fortnite' Caused Wrist Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 10, 2018

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 03:  David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 3, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price told reporters Thursday that he doesn't think playing video games contributed to his "mild" case of carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Still, Price said he plans to scale back the amount of time he spends with his Xbox, according to the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman: 

Michael Silverman @MikeSilvermanBB

From Price: He does not believe video games contributed to his wrist problem. Sounds as if he will back off playing them some if that helps & find new hobby. Getting treatment, will sleep w wrist brace. He will pitch Saturday in Toronto. His bulllen today went very well.

Price, who was scratched from his scheduled start against the New York Yankees on Wednesday because of numbness in his left hand, recently revealed that he's become something of a Fortnite devotee, along with several of his teammates. 

"I've got an Xbox. I've got my own backpack for it. A little 15.5-inch monitor and I can put it up anywhere," Price told The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey. "Just two cords and just need two outlets in the wall and I'm ready to go."

Price also said he can spend as long as three hours in front of the TV after a night's work. 

"Let’s say we get back at 11 p.m. from a game, we'll play until 1 a.m.1:30 a.m.2 a.m. depending on what time our game is the next day," he said, per McCaffrey. "But day games or off days, we can put some time in."

Price will return to the mound Saturday when the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays clash at Rogers Centre.