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Blue Jays pitcher hid real reason for finger injury out of embarrassment

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez hasn’t pitched for two months with a bruised right index finger, and he’s admitting the real cause of the injury for the very first time.

Sanchez said his finger got stuck in a falling suitcase, but he didn’t want to admit it publicly out of embarrassment.

“It got stuck in my suitcase and it started falling,” Sanchez said, via ESPN. “It all happened in a span of about 30 seconds. I said ‘Ow,’ and my knuckle got super fat. I pitched that day, probably didn’t help, but it was the first time I was going to pitch in front of my family as a professional and I wanted to see what I could do.

“I didn’t want to say it then because I saw Salvador Perez go down with the same injury and I didn’t want to get laughed at.”

Perez suffered an awkward injury from carrying his luggage on the eve of the season opener. Obviously, injuries like this are kind of embarrassing to talk about, especially when it keeps you out of action for two months, but luggage injuries are apparently becoming semi-common.

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