New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker dealt with back issues for almost five years and said not a day went by when he didn't feel some kind of pain.
"I'd probably wake up every single morning and as soon as I'd throw my feet over the side of bed, I could tell whether it was going to be a good or bad day," Walker said on Wednesday at the Mets' training camp.
Walker now says he has no reason to tiptoe around for fear of hurting his back after having surgery in September to repair a herniated disk.
"About three days after surgery when all the drugs were out of my system per se, that [morning] feeling was completely gone. Then it was just a matter of...