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David Price injured his neck while wiping his head with a towel … again

Mar 8, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

Brandon Morrow AP

David Price had to leave today’s start after two innings because he injured his neck while toweling off his head in the dugout. Seriously.

And that’s not even the most bizarre part of the story, because as Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune writes Price has done this before. Several times, in fact:

It was the third time Price suffered the injury since last spring training.

“I was drying my head off after the second inning. It’s happened to me two times before. I catch the back of my head and it pulls my head forward,” Price said. “I felt it in the back of my neck.”

Price was supposed to pitch three innings but left after two with what was termed “minor neck spasms.”

According to Price the injury usually only lasts 2-3 days, so he’s hoping not to miss a start. And maybe the Rays should hire him some sort of personal assistant in charge of toweling at this point?

  1. Bryz - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    David, you’re supposed to dab, not act like you’re polishing a bowling ball.

  2. uyf1950 - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    This trumps David Robertson’s injury in the bizarre category. Although Robertson’s sounds a lot more serious.

  3. cur68 - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    WTF? David Price didn’t get whiplash ogling Kate Upton’s goodies but terry towel does him in? Dang man, you gotta do better than that…that’s like being injured by your socks.

    • Ben - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      My mom died of a sock injury. Thanks for bringing back all the pain.

      • cur68 - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

        Argyl or tube?

      • Ben - Mar 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

        Tube :(

      • cur68 - Mar 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM

        They can be tricky. My condolences.

      • phukyouk - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

        this tread. GOLD

      • brewcrewfan54 - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

        Wow guys, thanks for the belly laugh, I needed it. Just good stuff all the way around!

  4. racksie - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    And let the bizarre baseball injuries begin. I see a new HBT logo coming….May I suggest a dee,r resting it’s head on a pillow, with towel on it’s head, with Rock Star on the tv?

  5. stairwayto7 - Mar 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    That is what roids do!

  6. ezthinking - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Kind of changes my understanding of the risks of ‘polishing the helmet.”

  7. aceshigh11 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    LOL, you guys are killing me. Great comments.

    Seriously…you can’t make this shit up. If I were Price, I’d keep this WAY under wraps.

    • cur68 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      You sure the wrap wouldn’t injure him?

  8. holleywood9 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Can someone by the man a shamwow!!

    • cur68 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      He wasn’t tough enough for terry towel. A shamwow would probably take his head right off.

  9. holleywood9 - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Can someone buy the man a shamwow!!!

  10. firstandonlywarning - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Baseball players are softer than your average lawnbowler

    • brewcrewfan54 - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:25 PM

      When you get 12 or so beers in ya and a yard with decent slope to ot lawn bowling becomes downright dangerous.

  11. randygnyc - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Someone get the man a Terry cloth hat.

  12. goawaydog - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Price: “Doc it hurts when I do this”
    Doc: ” then dont do that”

  13. shaggytoodle - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    His arm is too strong for his own good.

  14. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    OK, so maybe athletes today might be a little soft. I should probably say that in my old man voice, then yell at someone to get off my lawn.

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