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9.21.2007

Shocker of the Century


Ken Griffey Jr. has hurt himself!

He's pulled his groin and he'll be out for the remainder of the season!

During the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, Junior attempted to field a ball out in right. Lunging back to make the throw, he stopped and had to soft-toss the ball back to the infield before falling to the ground in pain.

"It felt like somebody bungee jumped off my right nut," he so eloquently described the ordeal. Awesome visual.

The injury was originally thought to be a strained lower abdomen, but later he was diagnosed with a high groin strain.

Griffey managed to hit .277 this year with 30 homers and 93 RBIs, playing 144 games -- the most he's participated in over the last seven years. He was an All-Star for the first time since 2004, and he moved up to sixth on the career homers list with 593. So considering his clumsiness, it was a great year for the veteran would-have-been-could-have-been.

The 37-year-old has been on the DL eight times since 2000, missing nearly a month early last season with swelling behind his right knee and 22 of the last 24 games after dislocating a toe. He's torn hamstrings, a knee tendon and an ankle tendon, dislocated a shoulder and broke his left hand wrestling with his kids last December.

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1 Comment:

Steve said...

When I read that quote in the Enquirer blog a few days back it took me a good 24 hrs to get over the implied pain.

I've never had anyone bungee jump off my right nut but my left nut on occasion has been known to play flag football.