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Sean Burnett hurt his back picking up his kid

Feb 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Sean Burnett left Angels camp to undergo an MRI exam on his lower back soreness, but the results showed nothing serious and he’s expected to miss 4-5 days.

Burnett told reporters that he tweaked his back while picking up his 4-year-old son and putting him a shopping cart at the grocery store.

He has a history of back issues, so it’s something to keep an eye on after Burnett signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Angels this offseason.

  1. sandwiches4ever - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    What, he can’t afford someone to come pick up his kid and put him in the shopping cart?

    • number42is1 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM


      • Old Gator - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        It’d be hilarious to find out that he was trying to leave the little brat in someone else’s shopping cart. Children are horrible.

  2. number42is1 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    wow! for all the money he gets paid im sure he could hire someone to pick his kid up for him.

  3. jarathen - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    I was about to say I’m an out of shape desk warrior who picks up his 4 1/2 year old kid every day, but I don’t have a history of back issues. Get well soon, Sean. Stop hurting yourselves, Angels relievers.

  4. thomas844 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    At least he wasn’t trying to startle his kid while picking him up. Then he REALLY could have gotten hurt.

    • paperlions - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      …or jumping on a trampoline with him. Thinking about that Joba injury still makes me cringe.

      • dcfan4life - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Or clearing his driveway of snow…

      • historiophiliac - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        ..or getting sandwiches.

      • indaburg - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        …or picking up his kid while running into the pop-up machine in his Camaro on his way to get sandwiches.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        But not driving in a Ford pickup drunk in the middle of the night to get lotto tickets.

      • paperlions - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Nope, those Fords must be safe….maybe it has autopilot.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        Did you just say something nice about a Ford??? Are you okay?

      • mscxvd - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        or trying to rip a phone book in half.

  5. Old Gator - Feb 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

  6. ningenito78 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I think the takeaway from this spring is the players should probably just leave the kids home.

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