There’s no crying in sports. But after Washington Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus gave up five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning in the team’s 13-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday, he made his way to the the visiting clubhouse and slammed his fist against a locker.
According to manager Davey Johnson the incident resulted in a broken hand for Mattheus, his pitching hand no less.
“Last night after the game he came in and was in the locker room and banged his glove against his locker with his hand in it,” Johnson said, according to the Associated Press. “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.”
Mattheus underwent a series of tests and X-rays on Monday that revealed the extent of the damage…
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