Nationals Pitcher Ryan Mattheus Breaks Hand After Punching Locker

Nationals Pitcher Ryan Mattheus Breaks Hand After Punching Locker
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Rule no. 1 for any professional athlete: never engage in activities that can put you or your team in danger or at risk. And yes, such forbidden activities include punching a locker and breaking your hand.

That’s right, Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus did the unthinkable yesterday after a terrible outing. He pulled an Amar’e Stoudemire.

According to Rumors & Rants, the 29-year-old decided to alleviate some stress by punching anything in his way after the game. His target of choice? The locker, of course. It’s not like it’s hard or anything.

The results proved to be catastrophic and although he didn’t tear his hand up like Amar’e did back in the 2012 NBA playoffs, his actions were still enough to break his bone and keep him out for the forseeable future. And what’s the best part of this all? He didn’t even tell his team until a full day after the incident.

Nationals manager Davey Johnson broke the news to the media, saying that he “banged his glove against his locker with his hand in it.” Damn. So he broke his hand with the glove on it? That’s soft. Johnson went on saying:

“He didn’t say anything to anybody. His hand didn’t swell up, but when he went out to throw today his hand swelled up and he couldn’t throw the ball.”

The pitcher underwent an X-Ray a day after he actually sustained the injury. Damage was revealed. Plus his team lost their game on the same day to the Giants, 8-0. Double ouch.

via Rumors & Rants, Photo Credit: Getty Images

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