Jered Weaver Leaves Start Early With Back Injury, Says ‘It Felt Like Somebody Stabbed Me in the Back’

Jered Weaver Leaves Start Early With Back Injury, Says 'It Felt Like Somebody Stabbed Me in the Back'Jered Weaver got through 12 pitches against the Yankees on Monday night before he had to call it a night. 

The Angels ace had to leave his Memorial Day start eary after suffering some sort of back injury, the team announced. Weaver is set to have an MRI on Tuesday.

"It felt like somebody stabbed me in the back," Weaver said, according to The Associated Press. "I've never felt anything like that before.It's diasppointing. You get up for games like this."

Weaver showed signs of the injury while facing New York second baseman Robinson Cano. The right-hander attempted to throw a warm-up pitch, but wasn't able to continue his start.

"I can't really bend over too much," Weaver said. "I tried to throw that second pitch, but there was no way. The way the team is playing right now, I'm one of the guys that wants to be out there."

The Angels will wait until the results of the MRI are known before deciding whether or not Weaver will hit the disabled list.

The Angels were still able to pull out the win, thanks to a patchwork effort from the bullpen and a Mark Trumbo walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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