San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand punching a door

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  • San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland punched a door following a blown save and fractured his hand. 
  • He had surgery and will now be out for six to eight weeks. 
  • Strickland has apologized for the incident on Instagram. 


San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland punched a door in frustration after a blown save on Monday night. Unfortunately for Strickland, that only made things worse, as he fractured his hand and will now be out six to eight weeks, according to ESPN

Strickland had surgery on the pinkie finger of his right hand on Tuesday, according to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, per ESPN. 

"We all get frustrated and that's a tough loss and a gut-wrenching loss. I'm sure he felt full responsibility. He didn't think before it happened. I'm thoroughly disappointed, trust me. I'm crushed, because this guy has grown as a pitcher and a person. I know Hunter cares deeply," Bochy said. 

Strickland has posted about the incident on Instagram. 

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Strickland is not the only athlete to mess up his hand recently in a moment of post-game frustration, as LeBron James reportedly played most of the NBA Finals with an injury to his hand after punching a blackboard following the Cavaliers brutal Game 1 loss. 

So, memo to professional athletes: don't punch things. That can end badly. 

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