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Hunter Pence takes a wild pitch in spring training

Game 3 of the 2015 world seriesThe much discussed Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants took a wild pitch to the forearm Thursday, fracturing the ulna.

 

“When only one bone in the forearm is broken, it is typically the ulna — usually as a result of a direct blow to the outside of your arm when you have it raised in self defense.” (orthoinfo.assh.org)

 

 

He was fortunate it wasn’t more serious but will still be out for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks for fracture healing. We all hope that he heals fast without further injury.

 

 

“In younger patients, fractures are often caused by a high energy injury, such as a motor vehicle accident or contact sports injury. Fractures often cause severe pain, swelling, and bruising at the break site.”

 

Author: Stephanie Jones

 

 

Source:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00584

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/12429116/hunter-pence-san-francisco-giants-suffers-fracture-ulna

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