Joel Zumaya Injury VIDEO: Tigers Reliever's Elbow
Injured During Game
Detroit Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya suffered what appeared to be a
dreadful elbow injury Monday night in Minneapolis, leaving the reliever
writhing on the field in agonizing pain. With one out in the eighth
inning, the hard-throwing Zumaya threw a 99-mph fastball to Twins outfielder Delmon Young.
Zumaya reacted almost instantly, twisting in discomfort before
falling to the ground. His right hand was visibly shaking, and Tigers
catcher Greg Laird -- who was 60 feet away from Zumaya at the time of
the injury -- said he heard a "pop."
Zumaya, who has a history of injury troubles, is known for pitching
at extremely high velocities. He was once clocked throwing a pitch at 104 mph.
After the game, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, "It obviously
doesn't look good. It's an awful bad feeling when you see something like
that happen to anybody." Scroll down for unsettling video of Zumaya's