AJ Burnett Hit In the Eye After Bunt [VIDEO]
AJ Burnett is set for orbital fracture surgery on Friday after fouling a bunt off of his face.
AJ Burnett fractured his right orbital bone during spring training on Wednesday. The right-hander was attempting to bunt a ball when he was struck in the face. There is no timetable for the 35-year-old pitcher’s return.
By the way, I think the reaction of the entire team is hilarious. None of his teammates move at all. Nobody budges. Everybody just groans while standing stationary. This is a total guy reaction. The stationary groans basically equate to Burnett’s teammates thinking, “Aw, man. That looked like it hurt. Somebody else should go check on him.” A trainer then walks slowly to check on Burnett’s status. No rush. It’s just a broken orbital bone. No big deal, he’ll live. You have to love the caveman tendencies of guys.
Here’s Peirce Brix’s take on the embarrassing situation.
Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.