Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus breaks hand punching locker

Well, we’ve got another entrant on the list of dumbest sports injuries of 2013. Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus broke his pitching hand while punching a locker after a terrible outing Sunday afternoon. He didn’t inform Nationals officials of the injury until just before the team’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco Monday night.

Ryan MattheusMattheus allowed five earned runs in one inning during Washington’s 13-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday (highlights from that inning can be seen here). According to Nationals manager Davey Johnson, he then went into the locker room and “banged his glove against his locker with his hand in it.” So basically he punched a locker with his glove as a slight barrier to the impact.

Johnson continued:

“He didn’t say anything to anybody. His hand didn’t swell up, but when he went out to throw today his hand swelled up and he couldn’t throw the ball.”

The right-hander then underwent a series of tests on Monday and an X-ray revealed the damage.

Mattheus is a 29-year-old in his third big league season and while this may be kind of funny, dude has to be smarter than that. His right hand is his money-maker. Ryan, my man, if you’re going to punch something, do it with your left hand. Crash Davis taught us all that lesson in “Bull Durham.”

So far this season Mattheus has racked up a 4.96 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 16.1 innings over 14 games.

To add insult to injury, the Nationals fell to the Giants 8-0 Monday night.

*Originally posted on Rumors and Rants



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