New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda fractured his wrist while moving furniture at his apartment last month, the team announced on Tuesday, and they weren’t even joking about it.
Duda, who hit 15 home runs and had a .718 OPS last season, had surgery in Manhattan Monday to repair the fracture. The team expects him to be ready for Spring Training.
Now the obvious question is whether or not the team (or Duda) is being truthful about the injury. Did he really fracture his wrist moving furniture? How would that even happen? He drop a classical piano on it? Smash it into a wall on a sharp turn walking a couch up the stairs? I could certainly understand it if he strained his neck or back moving furniture, but fracturing his wrist? That’s a tough one to believe.
The next point to be made is that why was a major leaguer moving his own heavy furniture? Unless this was a Jonathan Lucroy situation where he had a piece of furniture dropped on him, I’d be suspicious about how and why it happened. Jeff Kent washing his SUV thinks this is a strange story.