Yoenis Cespedes’ Ankle Injury Reportedly Occurred in Incident Involving Wild Boar at His Ranch

Yoenis Cespedes
New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes | Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Yoenis Cespedes sent shockwaves throughout the MLB landscape last May when it was disclosed that he suffered a fractured ankle during an incident on his ranch. At the time, the New York Mets outfielder was recovering from dual heel surgeries.

Details of how the injury was suffered were never fully revealed, but the prolonged mystery finally came to an end on Friday.

Per the New York Post, the two-time All-Star broke his ankle in an incident with, wait for it... a wild boar.

Cespedes reportedly has traps set up across his ranch for several reasons, one of which includes keeping wild boars away from people.

One particular boar managed to get trapped and upon its release, which is assumed to have been conducted by the Cuban native, the boar spooked Cespedes and provoked him to step into a nearby hole, a swift move that resulted in his fracture ankle.

Only the Mets, right?

Cespedes' unfortunate incident, of course, resulted in the Amazins filing a grievance to recoup part of his 2019 and 2020 salaries. Both parties eventually reached a settlement that saw the 34-year-old's sums significantly slashed.

We'll hazard a guess and say that La Potencia will be motivated to put this ordeal behind him with an imposing bounce-back season in 2020 -- one in which he hopefully stays healthy.