Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac injuring himself taking off his shirt joins list of most bizarre recent sports injuries

May 26, 2021

Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac is on the injured list with a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb — a relatively normal thing for a pitcher to suffer in the course of his job. The thing is, according to Indians manager Terry Francona, Plesac didn’t get hurt fielding a comebacker or throwing too hard; he fractured his thumb by “rather aggressively ripping off his shirt.” Seriously.

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