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Concern Raised Over Pain killer Use in Sports

When Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey partly tore the plantar fascia in his right foot last May, he turned to a treatment that in recent years has become a go-to elixir for professional baseball and football players: Toradol, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug.
”It certainly helped, especially in the first months after the injury,” said Dickey, who received injections in his buttocks before about 12 starts. ”I don’t think it’s a panacea, but it helps you get where you have to go.”