Joel Zumaya Injury VIDEO: Tigers Reliever’s Elbow Injured During Game
Detroit Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya suffered what appeared to be a dreadful elbow injury Monday night in Minneapolis, leaving the reliever writhing on the field in agonizing pain. With one out in the eighth inning, the hard-throwing Zumaya threw a 99-mph fastball to Twins outfielder Delmon Young.
Zumaya reacted almost instantly, twisting in discomfort before falling to the ground. His right hand was visibly shaking, and Tigers catcher Greg Laird — who was 60 feet away from Zumaya at the time of the injury — said he heard a “pop.”
Zumaya, who has a history of injury troubles, is known for pitching at extremely high velocities. He was once clocked throwing a pitch at 104 mph.
After the game, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, “It obviously doesn’t look good. It’s an awful bad feeling when you see something like that happen to anybody.” Scroll down for unsettling video of Zumaya’s injury.
UPDATE: Zumaya is out for the season
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