During last week's game I noticed Porter was wearing some kind of black bandage or brace on his throwing hand, wrapped around his palm and thumb. Probably why he kept dropping the water bottle in that one clip TSN showed. Wore it again during the Winnipeg game.
Has he always worn that, and I've just never noticed before? Or is this something new?
Minor injury? Extra protection?
I can't imagine this doing anything but hurting his throwing ability. Unless the exposed part is a bit tacky to help with grip.
Any of you people who go to the practices know what's up with that?