Kicker – Sidelined by a zipper


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Zack Wheeler is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Wheeler missed his last start against the Marlins this week after injuring his right middle finger.

But the injury did not occur on the field.

Phillies Manager Joe Girardi told reporters, well, you can’t make this up.

GIRARDI: What happened was he caught his fingernail on his middle finger on his jeans and separated the nail from the nail bed. It was really swollen.

And the notoriously tough sports media in Philly pulled no punches. WCAU in Philadelphia ran a headline that read …ready for this?

“Top Pitcher Out With Freak Injury as Phillies Can’t Even Put Their Pants on Right”

Wheeler is in the first year of a 5-year $118 million contract, you know they want that finger to heal up fast!

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(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Philadelphia Phillies’ Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Philadelphia. 

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