Madison Bumgarner expected to miss 6-8 weeks after dirt bike accident
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner suffered an injury in a rather unique way that will probably annoy his bosses.
The Giants placed Bumgarner on the 10-day disabled list on Friday after the pitcher sustained rib and shoulder injuries in what the team described as a dirt bike accident.
Bumgarner is on the DL after a dirt bike accident. He has bruised ribs and a Grade One or Two Strain of his shoulder AC joint. #SFGiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 21, 2017
FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Source: Expectation is that #SFGiants’ Bumgarner will be out 6 to 8 weeks.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 21, 2017
For the struggling Giants, who sit at 6-10, this is unwelcome news. Bumgarner is the team’s ace, and without him, they’ll find it a little bit harder to get back on track. It’s not just the injury but the nature of it — it sounds like this was quite avoidable. Bumgarner’s a country boy, though, and he’s gonna do what he wants — unless the Giants can get a clause prohibiting him from riding dirt bikes into his next contract. They may want to.