Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy narrowly avoided serious injury after cutting himself with a fishing knife last weekend.
“Went over to Bass Pro and bought them some rod and reels and they were combined. Just tried to cut them, because they were wire-tied, using my knife.
“With my right hand holding the rod, with my left holding the knife and when I broke the wire tab [the knife] just stuck my knuckle pretty good.”
So the injury came while unpacking fishing equipment with a knife, not cutting an actual fish.
Coach John Farrell said he nearly cut his finger off:
“He was at home when it took place and he was trying to cut through something, and when it gave way, it almost cut through his finger.”
In another lucky break, the cut is on his non-throwing hand, so he can continue with the bulk of his spring training work after a few days off.
For whatever reason baseball players seem to injury themselves in ridiculous ways during training camp.
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