Mets' Lucas Duda Suffers Classic Baseball Injury, Breaks Wrist Moving Furniture

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 7, 2012

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 7, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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After an entire season of possible pratfalls, tumbles and athletic exertion, it took an offseason move for Lucas Duda to break his wrist. 

This story is a special kind of ridiculous. It's Dudacris. 

The NY Daily News reports the Mets outfielder suffered a horrible injury in the silliest manner possible, like other MLB players from the past. 

A tough year got even more difficult for Lucas Duda last month when the Mets outfielder broke his right wrist while moving furniture in his Southern California apartment.

How much of a punchline this becomes for Duda, who perhaps enters the pantheon of oddball sports injuries, may depend on how he fares in rehab from surgery to repair the fracture and on his success next season, a big one in his career.

Unfortunately, there is no mention as to the specifics behind the injury, whether there was some aggressive armoire that jumped out at him or if there was a sofa that proved problematic. 

What we do know is the outlook is promising for Duda, via word from his surgeon, Dr. Michael R. Hausman:

He’s young and he’s healthy, and the quality of the bone should be good, so if the surgery went well, I’d think next spring is definitely reasonable.

The team has been secretive on the specifics behind the injury and the extent to the damage to the wrist. As the report notes, the outfielder may be on the trade block after a couple seasons of mixed results. 

After showing promise in 2011, he played in just 121 games last season and saw his batting average drop to .239 from .292 the season before. 

This injury doesn't surprise us, because Deadspin points to a NY Times report that issues a few ridiculous maladies hitting ballplayers just this past year. 

Perhaps it's time to mandate MLB players live in padded rooms during the winter. Just a thought. 

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