While the Atlanta Braves were busy pulling off their 12th straight win last night, the Washington Nationals were dealing with some other issues.
The Nationals fell to the Braves by a final of 9-5 last night, dropping to 17.5 games behind the first-place New York Mets and seeing their record worsen to 23-40 on the year.
It hasn’t exactly been a smooth ride for the Nats.
But last night, their star Juan Soto had a difficult moment in the dugout, as he bumped his knee on the corner of the bench and ultimately exited the game.
Nationals writer Matt Weyrich reported the news of Soto’s injury on Twitter.
Juan Soto bumped his knee into the corner of the bench in the Nationals’ dugout and it got sore enough for Davey Martinez to pull him, though he called it being cautious. They will see how he feels tomorrow.
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) June 14, 2022
A Relatable Bump
We’ve all been there.
It may not be a torn ACL or a broken bone, but it hurts to bang your knee on something hard, especially something such as a bench.
It isn’t fun to deal with something like that.
But we can all relate to it.
You can’t blame Soto for needing the rest of the night off.
It isn’t the most severe injury, but it sure hurts when it happens.
It happens to the best of us too, even some of the best athletes in the world, Soto included.
Even the best athletes aren’t immune to embarrassing moments such as this.
Again, we’ve all been there several times before.
It’s embarrassing and it hurts.
But at least we can all relate to something like this happening.
Perhaps it sums up exactly what the Nationals’ season has been like to this point.
Losing your best player because he banged his knee on the dugout isn’t something that you typically worry about before a game, but it happened last night.