Following Wes Helms‘ walk-off triple against the Atlanta Braves this past Sunday, last year’s NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan delivered the classic pie in the face.
He landed awkwardly and later noticed that his knee was tweaked. After traveling with the team Monday, Coghlan received an MRI and found that he had torn his meniscus.
Now, he is headed to the DL.
Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez has said there will be “no more such celebratory antics.”
The Coghlan injury is much like that incurred by Kendry Morales of the Angels, who ended his campaign by fracturing his lower leg celebrating a walk-off grand slam earlier this season.
NFL kicker Bill Gramatica also famously tore his ACL by celebrating a made field goal.
This MLB season, however, has surely been a strange one, with an abnormal number of no-hitters and inside-the-park home runs to go along with the celebration injuries.
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—Matt Garza on his no-hitter
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The Red Sox’ 6-3 win over the Angels Monday night was exciting enough to keep teenagers up, but only until bedtime.
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