Jeremy Affeldt: King of weird injuries

Jeremy Affeldt: King of weird injuries

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Remember last season when Giants left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt sliced open his hand while trying to separate frozen hamburger patties? Yeah, that had to be embarrassing. It ended his 2011 season, too. This time around he's hit the disabled list after his four-year-old son injured him.

Affeldt sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Saturday night when his son Walker, a 4-year-old who already stands 4-foot-6 and weighs 60 pounds, leaped off the sofa and ran into Affeldt's arm when the pitcher got home.
It actually could have been worse, as Affeldt told reporters he felt a pop. So it could have been worse. Still, Affeldt sounds like he's embarrassed again.

"The trainers are tired of getting that call, 'Hey, I'm at home and I hurt myself,' " he said ( "As an athlete, you'd rather get hurt doing your job than not doing it."

In terms of doing his job on the field this season, Affeldt has a 4.09 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 10 strikeouts in 11 innings.

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