Braves.com reports that Jurrjens' lack of pain is due to knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman fitting him with a brace that helps stabilize his knee and hip. Jurrjens has also started wearing orthotic inserts in his shoes, which has helped him even more after the discovery that one of the joints in his right big toe is smaller than usual.
"I can concentrate on pitching without having to worry about my knee," Jurrjens said."It's a little too early," Jurrjens said.
Jurrjens did iterate that he was not concerned with velocity yet; he is instead getting back into the usual swing of things.
"Usually, I don't worry about velocity this early in camp," Jurrjens said. "It's more about getting comfortable on the mound again and working on my pitches."
Jurrjens has combined to make 43 starts over the past two seasons.
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