"I haven't actually tested it in a game, but there's only one way to find out," Gillaspie said. "At least the pain is gone, and [I'm] doing everyday things, where it started bothering me a lot, just opening doors and things like that.
"If I rested it, I kind of figured that it would be better than trying to press through it and being miserable for a month or two. Hopefully, everything goes OK and I can get back out there and play."
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