Baseball is back. You know how I know that? It’s not the spring training games or the warm weather here in the northeast. It’s not the B-team highlights on Sportscenter. I’m talking about the bizarre injuries. When it comes to the mystical world of weird injuries, no sport does it quite like baseball. The latest victim: Yankees reliever David Robertson.
According to the NY Post, Robertson injured his foot Wednesday night while carrying two empty boxes down a flight of stairs in his home. The right-hander missed a step on his way down and suffered a foot sprain during what he called a “clumsy” incident.
“I just misjudged one step and caught it funny and just kind of rolled under me,’’ he explained. “I can tell you right now, it’s the truth. My wife was like, ‘What are you doing down there?’ She saw me laying there, holding my foot. I was like, ‘I fell.’ She was like, ‘Are you serious?’”
Believe it or not, this is already our second significant weird injury of the season — and the season hasn’t even started yet. Earlier this week, David Price was suffering neck spasms as a result of the way he toweled himself off after the shower. For countless other unusual injuries from over the years, click here.
On a more serious note, Robertson was a rock as the Yankees set-up man last season. He is set to be reexamined by team doctors on Friday and the Yankees are reportedly “concerned” about the injury. If Robertson misses significant time and is unable to go at the start of the season, New York will look to Rafael Soriano to play a more important role in keeping the bullpen stabilized.