A season-ending injury is fairly common in baseball, but it is unusual for a commentator to suffer such a setback in the broadcast booth. Nonetheless, SNY’s New York Mets color commentator Keith Hernandez will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season due to an unusual injury he sustained while strolling through the city.
As reported by Gary Cohen, Hernandez’s broadcasting partner, the Mets legend tripped and fell on a curb while out in the city, tearing a tendon in his shoulder.
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Cohen elaborated, “He was strolling down a Manhattan street on a Wednesday night and he went to step on a curb.” “He was holding his phone in one hand and his glasses in the other, and he didn’t quite make the curb and he fell, protecting both with his body, and landing squarely on his shoulder, tearing a tendon and requiring surgery next week,” she said.
Due to his bizarre injury, Hernandez will miss the rest of the broadcasting season.
Cohen stated, “Keith is currently on the injured list and will miss the remainder of the regular season.”
Cohen has stated that Hernandez will return for a short time in the future during a game to say farewell to the audience, despite the fact that Hernandez will not be a regular in the booth for the rest of the regular season as the Mets make their pennant push. Cohen added that Hernandez would appear on some postseason shows (both before and after games) with a high likelihood.
There are people on the injured list that you just don’t expect to see,” Cohen said.