Marc Rzepczynski involved in a bizarre golf injury

  • David Whitlock

Marc+RzepczynskiIn what seems like the offseason of bizarre baseball injuries (including Francisco Liriano and kids at Christmas, and Joel Peralta getting out of his car to procure a sandwich), Marc Rzepczynski (a.k.a. scrabble) the effective, situational lefty out of the Cardinals strong bullpen added to the casualty list.  As he played golf today in Viera, Florida, presumably after his ball club’s 16-10 pounding of the Washington Nationals, Rzepczynski was on his second shot of the day (from the woods, which we can all relate).  When he struck the ball, then collapsed when something seemed to strike him in the eye.  According to Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rzepczynski attempted to punch shot around a tree. He made the shot and collapsed, his eye struck and bruised by something. The golf ball traveled far enough that he is unsure how it could ricochet off the tree and his eye and still carry into the fairway. He is unsure if something else was hit by the club and damaged his eye.

It seems to have been some sort of other rock, acorn, etc.  Scrabble has already been scratched for his scheduled outing tomorrow, let’s hope he considers safety glasses, perhaps Eric Gagne style would be the next step!

-Dave (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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