Orlando Magic big man Jonathan Isaac is missing Friday’s game due to a rather bizarre reason.
Isaac, who was held out of the team’s contest against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained ankle, suffered the injury during the team’s City Edition uniform-unveiling event, per Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
The 22-year-old Isaac, an ex-No. 6 overall pick, has had a strong start to the year with 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and a near-NBA-best 2.8 blocks per game.
Asdrubal Cabrera sure had a sequence to forget on Saturday against Miami.
The Washington Nationals infielder was thrown out at home plate in the fourth inning of the eventual 10-4 victory over the Marlins and immediately came up hobbling, ultimately going straight to the locker room. Here is video:
@Marlins CF Magneuris Sierra makes a beautiful play at the plate!
Cabrera would return to the game though, picking up an RBI base hit in the fifth inning and then another single in the eighth. At that point however, he came out of the contest for a pinch-runner. Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reported afterwards that Cabrera indeed injured his ankle on the slide and would be re-evaluated in the morning.
The former All-Star has been one of the Nationals’ most productive hitters of late (batting .308 in 30 games since signing with them), so they can ill afford to lose Cabrera amid their battle for a Wild Card spot in the NL. You have to wonder though if this is the worst way a Nationals player has injured himself.
Even in a season that has been riddled with injuries for them, the New York Yankees still managed to find a new and creative one this week.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported on Thursday that Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle needed to have his hand checked after slamming it into the plastic sunflower seed bin in the dugout during their game against the Detroit Tigers. Manager Aaron Boone did later say though that he thinks Kahnle was OK.
The veteran Kahnle gave up two earned runs in one inning of work, which would explain his frustration. He also had been battling wrist tendinitis in recent days, and it is unclear if it was in the same hand that he slammed the bin with.
The 20-year-old guard, who had a strong chance to make the final cut due to his stellar play combined with Team USA’s lack of backcourt depth, now has about a month-and-a-half to get right before the Hawks begin training camp.
Eye injuries can adversely affect play (as we once saw with another top guard), so it sounds like Young’s decision to withdraw from the team is for the best.
Austin Riley gave an unfortunate new meaning to leg day this week.
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters Wednesday that the 22-year-old phenom hurt a knee ligament while warming up in the weight room on Tuesday and will be placed on the IL, per The Athletic’s David O’Brien.
Austin Riley has an injured knee ligament, severity unknown, will be checked by #Braves doctors back in Atlanta. He’s going on IL. Was injured while warming up in weight room before Tuesday game, but only stiffened overnight, Snitker said.
Cameron Maybin had a stroke of rather unfortunate luck during Friday’s game against the Houston Astros.
The New York Yankees outfielder strained his calf in the third inning as he rounded third base following teammate Gary Sanchez’s home run, per Lindsey Adler of The Athletic. Maybin, who had singled and was on first immediately before the homer, said afterwards that he felt a “pop” in the calf.
Cameron Maybin felt a "pop" in his left calf running around third base on Gary Sánchez's home run, per Boone. Described as a strain.
Though we are just two months into the 2019 campaign, Carlos Correa may already have the award for strangest injury of the season on lock.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Houston Astros shortstop, who landed on the injured list this week with a fractured rib, revealed that he suffered the fracture during a massage at his home.
“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates,” said Correa in the statement, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. “I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday.
“To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating,” he added. “However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team achieve our goal of winning another championship.”