Rockies starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie will be forced to miss action after the club placed him on the 15-day disabled list following a bizarre bike accident on Friday.
Guthrie was on his way to the stadium when the chain on his Cannondale Hooligan bicycle became detached. The right-hander was thrown from the bike and jammed his throwing shoulder. An MRI later revealed no structural damage. Guthrie, an avid bike rider who completed a 30-mile ride earlier in the week, blamed the mishap on a “malfunction” with the bike he was riding:
I think a part had a malfunction but I have always been pleased with my Cannondale bikes. Hooligan is not my first. @ucf8459
— Jeremy Guthrie (@JGuthrie46) April 28, 2012
This isn’t the first weird injury to hit the Rockies pitching staff this year. Earlier this month Josh Outman had a stint on the 15-day DL after he strained an oblique while vomiting during a bout of food poisoning. At this rate, the Rockies should probably stay away from mayonnaise jars, too.
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