Emotions are an important factor for athletes but not knowing how to control them can have serious consequences, as happened to the Seattle Mariners player, Jarred Kelenic, who suffered a severe injury due to a tantrum during his team’s 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins this Wednesday.
The Mariners outfielder succumbed to the frustration of what he considered a bad turn and he ended up fracturing his left foot from kicking a cooler after striking out in the ninth inning of the game in which his bat represented the tying run.
After learning the severity of his injury and the fact that he will be out for his team at a crucial moment in the season, Kelenic stated that he was ashamed of his actions.
“I feel terrible, especially for the boys. I let the emotions get the best of me and let them down. I take full responsibility. It is my fault. That can’t happen,” the outfielder confessed this Thursday, visibly dismayed.
Fortunately for the player and the team, it will not be necessary to go through the operating room, however, this type of injury could have a recovery time of more than two monthsalthough Seattle manager Scott Servais has been hesitant to give an estimate.
“Not from what I’ve been told,” the pilot said of the need for surgery. “I know it’s his left foot. A broken bone, I don’t know what the plan is, but it takes time for those things to heal. So he will be with an immobilizing boot for the moment, “he completed.
To make up for Kelenic’s indefinite leave, The Mariners have called up outfielder Cade Marlowe, the organization’s No. 14 prospect.who is expected to alternate in the outfield with veteran AJ Pollock.
The outfielder, who just turned 24, started the season in great shape but his numbers began to decline before the All-Star break. At the moment He is hitting .252 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs, 43 runs scored, 12 stolen bases and a .759 OPS.
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