Baseball Prospect Loses Eye in Freak Accident
Training is normal when you're in the sports world, but weird accidents that cause serious injuries are not that common. But percentages went against Philadelphia Phillies 22-year-old pitching prospect Matt Imhof, who lost his right eye while using a resistance band that was attached to a wall.
The metal base that was attached to the wall broke off, and sent a piece flying through the air, bouncing off a wall, and striking Matt in the face according to Matt Gleb of Philly.com.
Imhof posted a photo of himself in the hospital after his various procedures with a statement, as seen below.
Imhof was the 47th pick in 2014 for the Phillies. He was recently moved to the Phillies Minor League ball club, the Clearwater Threshers, and boasted a 3.19 ERA in his 14 appearances this season.