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Jeremy Affeldt’s status in question after another weird injury

Oct 12, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

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UPDATE: X-rays came back negative, so Affeldt is hoping to be available for Game 1 of the NLCS.

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For the third time in the past 18 months Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has suffered a weird injury.

Back in late 2011 he sliced his right hand while separating hamburger patties for a barbeque and needed surgery to repair nerve damage. Then in May he sprained his knee when his young son jumped off the couch and into his arms.

And now? Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News has the details:

Affeldt pitched a shutout seventh inning and was supposed to face Jay Bruce in the eighth, but Affeldt had to be removed after a screamer off of Gregor Blanco’s bat sent him scrambling. Affeldt was standing on the top step of the dugout and ducked out of the way, only to fall down the steps and jam his left hand as he braced himself for the fall.

He had to be removed from the game and was later spotted in the dugout with his arm in a sling, but Affeldt insisted after the game that he’s fine and will be available to pitch in the NLCS. “I’m just wearing it in case one of these knuckleheads tries to hit me with a champagne bottle,” Affeldt told Pavlovic.

  1. moogro - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    He was also wincing and grimacing on his grounder flip to first.

    • SOBEIT - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      He’s been doing that all year.

    • blabidibla - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      Before he fell?

      • moogro - Oct 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

        Pitched the 7th, fell in the dugout in the 8th.

  2. Brian Donohue - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    His story is no stranger than Joba’s (TJ surgery, trampoline accident, and of course last night’s encounter with a broken bat)

  3. norcaldeportes - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Yeah, the only difference is Affeldt isn’t overrated

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