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Felix Doubront hurt his shoulder on a car door

May 21, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

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Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront exited last night’s start with a shoulder injury, saying afterward: “I couldn’t feel my shoulder.” And now the Red Sox revealed that Doubront suffered the injury from hitting his shoulder on a car door.

Alex Speier of reports that the Red Sox didn’t find out about the injury and how Doubront suffered it until after last night’s game, which no doubt angered manager John Farrell and company considering he allowed five runs in four innings to take the loss against the Blue Jays.

Doubront’s velocity fell off noticeably during the game, to the point that he was clocked in the mid-80s in his final inning of work, and he admitted afterward that he had trouble gripping the ball. He’s headed to the disabled list, although the exact severity of the injury and expected timetable is unclear.

  1. dluxxx - May 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Homie, I told you we shoulda taken the bus.

    • hammyofdoom - May 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Buddy dont even tell me about it buddy

      • dluxxx - May 22, 2014 at 9:33 AM

        Dude!! You got it!

  2. sabatimus - May 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Great. Now he can commiserate with Jose Fernandez while on the DL.

    • alexo0 - May 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      Two guys that were willing to play through injury in order to help their team. A “DL of Heroes” if you will.

  3. miguelcairo - May 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    But hey, on the bright side, he wasn’t injured Miguel Olivo style.

  4. happytwinsfan - May 21, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    He “hurt his shoulder on a car door”. My kingdom for the details.

    • proudlycanadian - May 21, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      I want to see the results of the lie detector test.

    • racksie - May 21, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      No doubt very similar to the details about Francisco Liriano “breaking his arm bashing into a bathroom door playing a prank on his kids”.

  5. shaggylocks - May 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Best tweet I saw in response to this story: “Great, even inanimate objects can hit Doubront.”

    • hoopmatch - May 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      That’s a great comment. What do you think of this one? “Now if only the door would hit him in the ass on his way out.”

  6. kiwicricket - May 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Was the car door moving or did Felix provide the impact? This matters greatly to the exact amount of amusement I will gain from this event.

  7. chiadam - May 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Anyone that believes this can take a lap now.

  8. mikhelb - May 21, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    The only time I got hurt with a car door was with a sliding door in a van, I parked it downhill, slided it open but my nephew moved it while I was retrieving stuff, it hurt so damn bad that I couldn’t believe it… I’ve never had my fingers crushed by a car door, though one time I closed a car door on my grandma’s fingers… OUCH!!! But but but but but but…

  9. carpi2 - May 21, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Wait, so he hits his shoulder “on a car door,” and that produces sustained numbness and hand weakness? Love to hear the MRI results.

  10. drewzducks - May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Wade Boggs would’ve just willed himself invisible again.

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