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Top 10 Dumbest Self-Inflicted Injuries
3. Joel Zumaya
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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Detroit Tigers fireballer Joel Zumaya was unavailable for the 2006 ALCS due to a sore wrist, not an uncommon injury for a pitcher. But Zumaya wouldn’t be on this list if he suffered the injury simply as an occupational hazard. 

Zumaya's sore wrist was the result of playing too much Guitar Hero, the popular music-based video game on his Playstation 2. In fact, the Tigers were so concerned about his obsession that, to ensure that he would be ready for the World Series, they explicitly required him to stop playing. 

Nonetheless, Zumaya’s love for good (plastic button) guitar rock continues. His entrance music is Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child, and this April pictures of him with his electronic ax in hand, rockin’ out circled the internet.




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