Mets pitcher Ramon Ramirez injured celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter
It was a night of celebration at Citi Field after Johan Santana notched the Mets’ first-ever no-hitter on Friday. Santana’s teammates were so eager to congratulate him, one strained his hamstring sprinting in from the bullpen to join the celebration.
Yup, reliever Ramon Ramirez injured his hamstring and is headed to the disabled list.
“He was just running in. He hadn’t even gotten to the pile where they were jumping on [Santana],” manager Terry Collins said. “He was just so excited. He was running in, running hard and all of a sudden, his leg grabbed him. I’ve never seen that.”
What a bummer, huh? Even Brian McCann thinks that’s a weird way to get hurt. Surprisingly, athletes getting injured during celebrations is fairly common. Here is a full list of athletes who have been hurt during celebrations.
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