Ryan Dempster has a classic Cubs injury
Ryan Dempster Breaks His Toe Entering Dugout
I was hoping that maybe this was one of those crazy Ryan Dempster practical jokes but apparently not. It may be a joke of an injury but it’s real. Ryan Dempster broke his toe jumping into the Cubs dugout and is on the disabled list for maybe a month or more.
Just when the Cubs survive their two months without Aramis Ramirez, Ryan Dempster takes his place. Starting pitching had been the one consistant strong point to the Cubs game this season but they’ll have to get by without the guy who began the season as the Cubs #2 guy in the rotation. Dempster has pitched fairly well as of late and had posted several quality starts. He wasn’t having a repeat of his 2008 career year but he was pitching well overall.
Oh well, the Cubs will have to cope. Kevin Hart will get the call from Iowa and fill in for at least one of his starts. We can only hope that Mr Hart is the next Randy Wells and will make the most of his chance. At least the Cubs have a little depth for starters.
So How Did Ryan Dempster Break His Toe?
“Sunday after the game, I was coming out of the dugout and I was stepping over the top of the railing and I caught my left foot on the rail as I was coming over. It spun me around and slammed me into the ground. When I did it, I thought I ripped my nail back on my foot. I’m sure it looked hysterical. Unfortunately, the result wasn’t funny.” –
Ryan Dempster, on his broken toe that sent him to the disabled list.
Sorry to say though, it is kind of funny. I’m sure it hurts, and it’s not funny when you lose a starting pitcher, but when you place this incident into perspective, it definitely makes the list of The Strangest Chicago Cubs Injuries of All Time.
So I’m really sorry to hear about your injury Dempster but congratulations on taking your spot in Cubs history. Let’s hope that when it’s all said and done, that unlike Mike Remlinger, you’ll be remembered by fans for more than your ridiculous injury.
Get well soon Dempster!
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