Giants' Jeremy Affeldt Explains How a Knife Ended His Season
Spokane native Jeremy Affeldt told SWX all about his season-ending hand injury (Photo: SWX)
San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt spoke candidly on SWX Tonight on Tuesday and explained exactly how he cut his hand – a cut that ended his season on the mound.
Affeldt, a native of Spokane and a graduate of Northwest Christian School said he cut his non-throwing hand while trying to separate frozen hamburgers during a barbecue with family and friends on Sept. 8.
"I was separating the meat pretty good, and there was this one – I thought it was frozen still. The knife went right through the meat and into the palm of my hand and got stuck in the bone on the backside of my palm," he explained.
Affeldt said he felt pain immediately, describing it like an electric shock that went all the way up to his elbow. In fact, he had severed 80-percent of his Ulnar nerve.
"My buddies heard me yell, and the way I yelled they knew it wasn't a ‘hi, how ya doin, how are you guys doin' out there' type of yell."
Affleldt came within a millimeter of an artery and had to undergo several hours of surgery to repair the damaged nerve. He still wears a brace and is scheduled to see a physical therapist on Thursday in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Affeldt's agent is currently in negotiations with the Giants about coming back to San Francisco next season.
Monday, February 18 2013 5:01 PM EST2013-02-18 22:01:04 GMT
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