Oakland Athletics P Jesús Luzardo Suffers Hairline Fracture In Hand While Playing Video Game
This one might be in the top-10 of dumbest sports injuries of all-time.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo was placed on the injured list on Sunday with a left hand fracture. The left-hander is out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand when he thumped a table while playing a video game before his start Saturday.
An X-ray after an 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles showed a hairline fracture and he was promptly placed on the 10-day injured list.
“Before the game he was playing a video game and accidentally bumped his hand on the desk as he was playing the game,” Oakland Manager Melvin said. “He came in, was a little bit sore, training staff checked him out. We threw him in the cage before he went out there, watched him warm up. He was comfortable pitching, the training staff was comfortable with him pitching. After the game, we got an X-ray and there was a hairline in the pinkie finger.”
Luzardo pitched three innings and took the loss against the Orioles, allowing six runs — three earned — on five hits.
He is 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA over six starts this season.
The A’s came into Sunday in first place in the AL West at 16-12.