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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

CBS: Mets - Lucas Duda Undergoes Surgery After Breaking Right Wrist While Moving Furniture

Outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist while moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California. The team said he had surgery on Monday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in February.

Duda was operated on by Dr. Andrew Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The Mets said that Duda will be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

bobm Posted: November 07, 2012 at 02:33 AM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:47 AM (#4296638)
punched a wall while drunk in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...
   2. BDC Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4296650)
You shouldn't try to move furniture while washing your truck and taking out the garbage at the same time.
   3. Swedish Chef Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:37 AM (#4296655)
He moved some furniture over some guy's head in a bar.
   4. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: November 07, 2012 at 08:39 AM (#4296656)
Huh. I tore a rotator cuff after a week of installing flooring, but that was after a few thousand reps. How does a pro athlete break a wrist hoisting a divan?
   5. Derb Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:03 AM (#4296663)
This guy really needs 2012 to be over.
   6. depletion Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:12 AM (#4296666)
He broke his wrist in southern California, so of course he had operated on in New York. Did they make him walk across the country on his hands, too?
Tip: when you make $400,000 per year, hire somebody to move your furniture.
   7. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4296677)
How does a pro athlete break a wrist hoisting a divan?


Most broken wrists are what are called FOOSH (Fall On OutStretched Hand) injuries. It's be easy to do with a stumble while carrying something up some stairs or something.

He broke his wrist in southern California, so of course he had operated on in New York. Did they make him walk across the country on his hands, too?


Often with broken wrists you first try a conservative treatment of just putting a cast on the thing and waiting. That's less risky than surgery and works well for milder injuries. It's possible that Duda has had a cast on it for a couple of weeks and it was decided that it wasn't healing like they'd hoped, and they operated then.

It's also possible (and maybe even likely) that he hurt it doing something completely stupid and tried to hide it and hope it went away, not knowing that it was broken.
   8. UCCF Posted: November 07, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4296862)
Moving furniture is a much less cool story than breaking it trying to haul a deer carcass up the stairs. (Wasn't that the story for Clint Barmes a few years back?)
   9. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: November 07, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4296876)
Moving furniture is a much less cool story than breaking it trying to haul a deer carcass up the stairs. (Wasn't that the story for Clint Barmes a few years back?)


He was bringing groceries in, then he was bringing venison in (didn't say it was venison to protect Todd Helton), then it came out he fell off a 4-wheeler while hunting said venison.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 07, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4296882)
Yep, that was the Clint Barmes story. Although I think it was just deer meat, not a whole caracass.

Better than Adam Eaton stabbing himself in the stomach while trying to cut open a DVD wrapper. Or Mike Remlinger breaking a finger while operating a recliner.
   11. Bug Selig Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:01 PM (#4296911)
He broke his wrist in southern California, so of course he had operated on in New York. Did they make him walk across the country on his hands, too?


He doesn't play for the Red Sox.
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4296915)
He was bringing groceries in, then he was bringing venison in (didn't say it was venison to protect Todd Helton), then it came out he fell off a 4-wheeler while hunting said venison.


Really? I never heard that. Do you have a source for it?
   13. depletion Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4296937)
The venison injury has been pretty well circulated. Jayson Stark had a compendium of weird baseball player injuries a year or two ago. The oddest one, to me, was a player who flinched violently during a nightmare and hurt himself. Here are some of them: http://archives.cranepoolforum.net/zero/f1_t69.shtml
   14. depletion Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4296942)
Often with broken wrists you first try a conservative treatment of just putting a cast on the thing and waiting.

They don't have any competent ortho surgeons in southern Cal? Flying's a big enough drag when you're whole.
Lucas is a big boy. He probably found out there was food under his couch and picked it up and tossed it across the room.
   15. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4296950)
Glenallen Hill and the spiders.
   16. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:45 PM (#4296951)
Better than Adam Eaton stabbing himself in the stomach while trying to cut open a DVD wrapper. Or Mike Remlinger breaking a finger while operating a recliner.

I got my first stitches opening a can of some vending machine food. I grabbed the ring with my thumb and forefinger and had my other fingers extended out. The lid came off after being stuck and drove the side of the lid into my middle finger.

My last (hopefully) set of stitches was caused by me trimming a pinewood derby car so my kid wouldn't cut himself. :(
   17. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4296953)
The venison injury has been pretty well circulated.


The venison story I've heard before. The venison version where Barmes actually fell off a four-wheeler is new to me.
   18. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4297006)
who was the pitcher that messed up his shoulder by sitting at a bad angle in a cab?
   19. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: November 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4297096)

The venison story I've heard before. The venison version where Barmes actually fell off a four-wheeler is new to me.


Yeah, me too. I remember that it was groceries first because he was on my fantasy team and he was hitting .400 or so at the time. Then I heard the revision of the deer meat. Never heard it was actually a four-wheeler. Did that come out way later or something?
   20. zack Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4297175)
who was the pitcher that messed up his shoulder by sitting at a bad angle in a cab?


Both Glavine and Duaner Sanchez got injured in cab accidents as Mets, I don't know if that's what you mean. Sanchez's injury basically ended his career, unfortunately Glavine's didn't.
   21. Lassus Posted: November 07, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4297206)

GUFFAW
   22. Walt Davis Posted: November 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4297246)
Let's not forget Steve Trout falling off a stationary bike.
   23. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 07, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4297344)
Brian Anderson suffered nerve damage in his elbow after a cab ride.


Also Jose Cardenal missed a game in 1974 because he swore he couldnt blink his eyes.
   24. KT's Pot Arb Posted: November 07, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4297394)
Have the Mets ever consider giving IQ tests before drafting or acquiring players?
   25. DJS and the Infinite Sadness Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4297404)
I've damaged my left wrist twice to the extent that it needed to be immobilized. Once playing a Beethoven piano sonata, once tripping over a cat and getting my hand caught in railing.
   26. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4297414)

I've damaged my left wrist twice to the extent that it needed to be immobilized ... once tripping over a cat and getting my hand caught in railing.


Fortunately it was already immobilized.
   27. Ravecc Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4297422)
Yeesh, Mets have no outfielders left.

Baxter, Kirk and Valdespin better watch themselves.
   28. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4297438)
I got my first stitches opening a can of some vending machine food. I grabbed the ring with my thumb and forefinger and had my other fingers extended out. The lid came off after being stuck and drove the side of the lid into my middle finger.

First real set of stitches was freshman year of college when I dropped a bottle of iced tea and a piece of the glass sliced open my hand, narrowly missing the tendons. The nurse didn't believe it was "just iced tea" in the bottle, although at that point in my life I had never tried alcohol before (that didn't last much longer).
   29. Walt Davis Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4297449)
Also Jose Cardenal missed a game in 1974 because he swore he couldnt blink his eyes.

Cardenal, at least by the time he got to the Cubs, was one of the game's "great" jokers and this was almost surely him putting the media on. During a rain delay once, WGN actually set him up with a mike in the dugout for the "Jose Cardenal Show" ... it was pretty good at least for my probably not yet fully culturally sensitive 11-year-old self. The interview with Randy Hundley -- which was basically a battle between Jose's Spanglish and Hundley's southern drawl -- was a hoot.
   30. DJS and the Infinite Sadness Posted: November 07, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4297564)
Fortunately it was already immobilized.

I have to admit that this joke is completely over my head.

The incidents were about 5 years apart. They were unrelated - different ligaments were injured. Luckily, neither injury was severe enough that they required surgery, though I will admit to still being very cautious with tremolo as a result.
   31. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: November 08, 2012 at 12:13 AM (#4297618)
Should have asked Seinfeld to help.
   32. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 12:25 AM (#4297624)
By the way, this just shows how silly the calls to trade Ike Davis in order to make room at 1B for Duda were.
   33. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: November 08, 2012 at 01:15 AM (#4297647)
Both Glavine and Duaner Sanchez got injured in cab accidents as Mets, I don't know if that's what you mean. Sanchez's injury basically ended his career, unfortunately Glavine's didn't.

Duaner Sanchez's cab ride. It really is one of the great Met moments what might have beens. How much different is recent Met history if that guy never gets in that cab?
   34. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:06 AM (#4297726)

Yeah, me too. I remember that it was groceries first because he was on my fantasy team and he was hitting .400 or so at the time. Then I heard the revision of the deer meat. Never heard it was actually a four-wheeler. Did that come out way later or something?


Sorry, should have checked to make sure my hazy memory was correct. The groceries story was concocted to keep Helton's name out of it, but it was the deer meat going up the stairs that did the trick. Barmes and Helton both said the day of 4-wheeling was not the source of the injury.
   35. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:43 AM (#4297759)

I have to admit that this joke is completely over my head.


It was immobilized because it was stuck in the railing.

I once dislocated my thumb closing my car trunk.

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