Sam Travis’ knee injury ended his 2016 season early, but he’s got his sights set high for 2017.
The Boston Red Sox first base prospect was having a fine 2016 when a torn ACL stopped him right in his tracks in late May. But he didn’t go through the long rehab process alone.
Travis recently said he was able to lean on Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber as a resource while rehabbing. Schwarber suffered a knee injury of his own early in the 2016 season only to return for the World Series. He proceeded to hit .412 with a double, two RBIs and three walks in the Fall Classic, helping the Cubs win their first title in more than 100 years.
Travis and Schwarber played together at the University of Indiana, so it only made sense for Travis to turn to his friend and former teammate in that situation. Hear Travis explain the relationship in the video above from “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.