I'm not sure what's going on in baseball this year, but there have been a few injuries that almost boogle the mind.
First we had Felix Pie who got a twisted testicle, which sounded funny at first, but he wound up needing surgery on it before everything was said and done.
In addition to that, Kaz Matsui came down with a case of anal fissures, which is every bit as bad as it sounds.
Now Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder will be added to the list of freakish, horrible injuries of the season after he got drilled by a foul ball Monday night off the bat of Brewers player Corey Hart.
And here's the diagnosis: Snyder has a fractured testicle. Man, it hurt just typing that.
By the way, I didn't even know that was possible, since, uh, I didn't think there were any bones there (yes, I realize that sentence is ripe for jokes). But yes, it's possible. From some medical site:
Testicular rupture or fractured testis refers to a rip or tear in the tunica albuginea resulting in extrusion of the testicular contents.I have no idea what that means, but it sounds absolutely terrible. And it also requires immediate medical attention. Which is probably why Snyder will be on the 15-day DL.
I'm just worried about what the next crazy injury is bound to be. I thought long and hard and I honestly can't think of anything worse than this. Hell, getting hit in the head with bat would be better than what's happened to Pie, Matsui and Snyder. At least you'd be unconscious.
Update: Just in case you needed to see what a broken testicle looks like,
D-Backs put Synder, Byrnes on DL [AZ Central]