It hasn't been a great night for fans of the Cleveland Indians. Not only did the Tribe fall 4-2 on the road against the decidedly non-lethal Miami Marlins, but they also had to watch in helpless dismay as ace Corey Kluber had a 102 mph line drive glance right off his upper forearm near his elbow.
Kluber left the game immediately, and things didn't look promising. Now, we have an initial diagnosis: the Cy Young winner has a fractured right ulna.
Initial X-rays on Corey Kluber revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 2, 2019
Corey will be reevaluated tomorrow in Cleveland to confirm and assess timetable. pic.twitter.com/14FpTv84Y2
The ulna is one of two bones in the forearm, and if there's any good news here, it's that neither of them were forced out of alignment when the injury occurred. But until Kluber gets checked out back in Cleveland Thursday, Tribe fans won't have anything real to celebrate.
It's a shame to see one of baseball's best get felled like this. But for now, the only thing the Cleveland faithful and lovers of Pitching Ninja GIFs can do is wait it out and cross collective fingers.
Corey Kluber getting hit with a comebacker.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 2, 2019
But don't cross them too hard. Don't wanna end up with one of those nasty displaced fractures.