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Swarzak fractures two ribs due to "horseplay"

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#1 glunn


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

This is from Twincities.com:

"Right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak will be sidelined about a month after fracturing two ribs on his left side horsing around with friends during TwinsFest, according to general manager Terry Ryan."

Here is the full story.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Were they having a Twins pro wrestling "Smackdown", where upon Anthony was put through a table that wasn't properly modified to break evenly upon impact?
Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.

#3 ashburyjohn


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

It being at a house, not at TwinsFest per se, kind of ruins my baseless speculation that Hrbek put the body-slam on him while waiting around to do autographs.

#4 Nick Nelson

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

I don't have a hard time believing this is true. Swarzak is my age and when I get together "at a house with some friends after hours" and alcohol is involved, sometimes the rough-housing gets a little intense. I had a buddy break his ankle while wrestling another friend in his living room a couple years ago.

Still, after some of the lines we've been fed about off-the-field injuries lately (e.g. Kevin Love) I'm always a little skeptical.

#5 Shane Wahl

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Maybe Bigfoot did it.

#6 nicksaviking


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

I'm skeptical, I'm betting two months from now Swarzak will still be hurting, go in for a second opinion and find out that he actually has plantar fascitis and not broken ribs.

#7 Shane Wahl

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I didn't read the story. Ryan Pressly didn't punch him?