Minor Leaguer Josh Kroeger Blows Out Knee Celebrating Walk-Off (Video)
When does it end?! Here is our promise regarding celebration injuries: when they stop happening, we will stop talking about them. Unfortunately for people like the New Orleans Zephyrs Josh Kroeger, the end doesn’t appear to be near. In a span of about two years, traditions like the home run trot and the pie-in-the-face have become increasingly dangerous. Players like Kendrys Morales and Tyler Rahmatulla have shown us that pig-piling and celebrating after an emotional victory can be costly to your team’s future and your own personal health — at the professional and collegiate levels. Now that we’ve seen the Josh Kroeger celebration injury video, we can add minor league baseball teams to the list as well.
The tough thing about these types of injuries is we just have to accept them as a fact of life. Telling players to hide their excitement and take their health into consideration when something great happens for the team is completely impossible. While we don’t wish it upon anyone, it’s only a matter of time before an MLB team’s championship hopes are hindered by an injury suffered during an early-round celebration. Here’s hoping Kroeger has a speedy recovery, because that injury looked pretty nasty.