With the amount that Bumgarner has pitched in the last five years, many people predicted that he would he would end up with a major arm injury very soon. He is currently on the disabled list with a major arm injury but it wasn’t caused by what you think.
During his off day in Colorado, Bumgarner decided that he would blow off some steam and go dirt biking. It was not a good idea as he had some sort of accident that left him with a couple of bruised ribs and a strain of the AC joint in his throwing shoulder. While his decision to partake in what most would consider an extreme sport during the season doesn’t make sense, the fact that his injury the is unrelated to baseball makes quite a bit of sense. The man has been immune to the toils of baseball but none of that matters if you make bad decisions.
The optimistic projection for MadBum is that he will be out 6-8 weeks with the injury. This is very unfortunate news for a team that has stumbled out of the gate. Bumgarner was in vintage form to start the year as well which is also a kick while they are
The rest of the N.L. West has come to play and they will have to play very hard to climb out of the four game hole they are in. First Bruce Bochy and now this, the Giants are reeling.
Maybe next time Bumgarner will try go-karting instead.