MILWAUKEE (AP) — As if breaking his right hand wasn’t bad enough, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy now is getting frustrated with fans second-guessing his explanation of how he got hurt — and even bothering his wife with negative comments on social media.
Lucroy broke the fifth metacarpal in his right hand, a freak injury that he said happened Sunday night in his hotel room when he was reaching under the bed for a sock while his wife shifted a suitcase that fell and hit his hand. He had surgery Thursday and is expected to miss approximately six weeks.
The explanation led to skepticism among some fans, some of whom have sent Facebook messages to his wife. Lucroy says, “You don’t take it to the level of bashing someone’s wife or entering their personal space. That’s just off limits.”