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Matt Harrison can thank his mattress for his bad back

Feb 24, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

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Matt Harrison: uniform number 54, Sleep Number: TBD.

Matt Harrison was sent for an MRI on his sore back last week. Given his health issues last season, it seemed like a bad omen. Turns out, it was just a bad mattress. Evan Grant:

Harrison, who had a pair of back surgeries last year to repair and stabilize a herniated disc, said he believed his recent bout of back stiffness was caused by a too-soft mattress in his spring rental home. He’s since switched beds in the house and the pain has abated.

He said he’s feeling close to 100 percent now. He’ll likely not be ready for the start of the season given the time he’s missed so far. But, bed willing, he should be good to go pretty early on.


  1. fordman84 - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Let me know what mattress he needs and I’ll take a collection from Ranger fans to buy it for him. With Dutch going down we NEED Matty.

  2. timmmah10 - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    “bed willing”

    Damn it… your weak joke actually got a chuckle out of me. I must be getting soft in my old age!

  3. kcroyal - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    You should read that first paragraph with Rod Serling’s voice.

    You’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mattress..,

  4. markofapro - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Tell me that’s still the issue in a couple of months, and I I will believe it.

  5. genericcommenter - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    If I could get a decent mattress for around .01 % of my salary, I’d probably get a new one every year.

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