‘Moose Man’ on disabled list with ‘Antler Elbow’

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- He became a symbol for Royals fans during the season, and now the guy known as "Moose Man" is taking medical advice from the team's doctor.

Craig Rookstool said he's under orders to rest until next season because of "antler elbow," more commonly called tennis elbow, or overexertion of the elbow. Rookstool says his injury was caused from holding a five-pound antler in each hand above his head at many games this season, including the World Series.

The prop is a tribute to Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Rookstool said he's ready to rest so he's prepared for opening day.

"He gave me injections of cortisone in the elbow and the shoulder. And then prescribed therapy for the off season. I'm on the DL!" Rookstool said with a laugh.

Rookstool enjoys the fun with the antlers, but said he hopes that much of the attention can get shifted to Peace Partnership, a non-profit counseling center that provides mental health counseling to families who struggle to afford such services. Visit peacecounseling.org for more information.

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