Tigers’ Catcher Alex Avila Takes Foul Tip to the Groin (Video)

Alex Avila Hit in Groin

Being a Major League Baseball catcher means potentially exposing your groin to high-flying projectiles on an occasional basis, a lesson that was learned hard by Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers during Sunday’s game against the Red Sox.

As is usually the case in situations like this, it happened after a foul ball grazed the tip of a bat—in this case, Red Sox batter Shane Victorino‘s.  And the good news is that it evidently didn’t hurt as badly as it looks like it did, presumably thanks to Avila’s protective cup (always remember to wear a cup, kids), as the Tigers catcher was able to finish out the game after the 5th inning incident.

Now, the good part: someone grabbed Alex Avila’s brush with groin injury infamy and made a Vine out of it, so you can watch it as many times as you want. Appropriately enough, the title of the video is “No no no no no NONONONO OH NO.”  Very true.

Here’s the video:




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