Bored as hell during quarantine?? Hey, it could be A LOT worse … ’cause a Texas Rangers pitching prospect just suffered a nasty knee injury tripping on his son’s toy while at home.
The MLB farmhand — former Seattle Mariners 4th-round pick James Jones — was staying at his place Monday in Arizona when he reportedly tripped on his kid’s toy and landed awkwardly.
Jones ended up shredding the patellar tendon in his right knee … and immediately underwent season-ending surgery.
It’s a brutal break for the 31-year-old lefty … he was expected to compete for a bullpen spot on the Rangers’ roster this year once MLB resumed play after its coronavirus suspension.
Of course, Jones is no stranger to surgery adversity … the outfielder-turned-pitcher has already dealt with Tommy John surgery in his career and bounced back from that.
But, all of this is just another reminder … be safe out there — both outside AND at home.