Ian Kennedy was scheduled to start on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, but plans changed when he lost a fight with a kitchen knife. According to FOXSportsArizona.com’s Jack Magruder, Kennedy suffered a laceration on the inside of his right index finger while he was doing the dishes earlier this week.
When asked about hurting himself while helping out around the house, Kennedy was understandably embarrassed.
“There is no cool story to it,” he told Magruder, noting that the injury happened on Thursday. “It is kind of embarrassing, Cleaning a knife.”
Accidents happen, and Kennedy can rest assured knowing he is hardly alone. Pitchers cut their hands trying to do everyday things more often than you might think. Two seasons ago, Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson had to miss time after he sliced his finger while using a pair of scissors. About a month later, Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil injured his hand while cleaning out a basic household appliance.
Unfortunate? Yes. Unheard of? Not at all.