You’re a big-time athlete, and you’re hurt. You can tell somebody about it and focus on getting healthy, or you can keep it to yourself and play through it.
What do you do?
Keep it to yourself. Then you’re Alex Rodriguez, and everybody is convinced you’re back to being a choker, and a washed-up, broken-down, overpaid one at that.
Tell somebody. Then you’re Alex Smith or Michael Vick.