Boston Red Sox pitcher suffers freak injury at home

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Jake Peavy may be a bit more careful around the house in the future after he 'almost cut through his index finger' with a fish knife.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher suffered the freak accident while getting ready to go fishing with his 5-year-old son, and came perilously close to losing a finger on his non-pitching hand.

Spring always seems to bring with it some crazy injuries in baseball - and now Peavy has joined the club.

He told the Boston Globe: "I was just getting ready to go fishing ... promised my little boys I'd take them fishing. Went over to Bass Pro and bought them some rod and reels and they were combined. Just tried to cut them, because they were wire-tied, using my knife.

"With my right hand holding the rod, with my left holding the knife and when I broke the wire tab it (the knife) just stuck my knuckle pretty good."

The 32-year-old went on to explain that he had struck a vein which caused blood to spray over his shorts. Despite the severity of the injury, Peavy didn't seek medical help immediately.

It's a bummer," he explained. "I didn't think it was that crazy bad to the point where I didn't seek medical attention that day.

"We wrapped it up and went fishing. Came back here yesterday and realized we needed to have it stitched up and we needed to take some precautionary measures because we didn't want to risk infection." 

According to ESPN, Peavy will be out of action for three days while the would heals, before he then embarks on a throwing program to get back int the swing.

ESPN Boston say: "He's going to be 'no-throw' for three days and then initiate a throwing program off the mound," Farrell said. "It's his non-throwing hand, so he can keep his arm in shape, but he's a scratch for tomorrow.

"This was a freak one. And honestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place. He cut himself with a fishing knife. He was at home when it took place, he was trying to cut through something and when it gave way, almost cut through his left index finger."

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