Being a major-league catcher is an incredibly dangerous job. While collisions have been outlawed, catchers generally take a beating behind the plate. As such, it's not all that surprising to see catchers placed on the disabled list fairly often.
Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph is the latest catcher to suffer this fate. And while a backup catcher hitting the disabled list wouldn't normally be news, well, the Orioles were really specific with his injury.
So, that sounds horrible.
During Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox, Joseph unfortunately took a foul ball to a very sensitive region.
Amazingly, Joseph was actually able to remain in the game and keep playing.
If you haven't cringed enough at the above video or the phrase "testicular injury," this ought to do it for you. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, Joseph underwent a surgical procedure Monday night due to the issue.
Caleb Joseph underwent surgical procedure last night. Buck wouldn't give details. Will need at least 15 days before ready to play #orioles— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) May 31, 2016
Thank goodness manager Buck Showalter did not supply any details of that surgery.
Everything about this injury screams nooooooooooooooooooope to us. Some people dream of playing in the majors, but this story makes us happy we sit at a desk on a computer all day. That may sound boring, but there's far less risk of suffering a horrific injury of that nature in this line of work.
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