Braves Rookie Suffers Freak Injury Running Onto Field Before Game


Spring training usually is the time for bizarre injuries in Major League Baseball, but one Atlanta Braves rookie proved they can strike at any time.

Shortstop Johan Camargo was running onto the field Tuesday before the Braves’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies when he tripped and injured his knee, forcing him to come out before the game even started. It was bad enough that the 23-year-old needed help getting up.

Camargo hyperextended his knee and told reporters Tuesday he’ll be sidelined anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, per’s Mark Bowman. He shouldn’t be too embarrassed, though, considering we’ve seen injuries caused by sprinklers, tripping over dogs and barn-related accidents in recent seasons.

Camargo has played 64 games with the Braves this season, batting .292 with 17 doubles, three home runs and 19 RBIs.

Thumbnail photo via Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports Images

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