St. Louis Cardinals Paul DeJong on Dealing with Injuries
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"PCA National Advisory Board Member, Paul DeJong (@RealPaulDeJong) plays for the St. Louis Cardinals as shortstop and second baseman. He made his MLB debut on May 28, 2017, hitting a home run on his first swing at-bat. Later that season, he earned the NL Rookie of the Month in July 2017. Paul DeJong was also named an MLB All-Star during the 2019 season and helped the St. Louis Cardinals reach the National League Championship Series (NLCS).
In this video, DeJong talks about the best ways to continue supporting your team from the sidelines while recovering from an injury. He says it is important to stay engaged in the game and help your teammates instead of distract them. In addition, he talks about the importance of managing expectations post-injury and how a good athlete focuses on doing their best with what they have, instead of only trying to get results.