Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Tom Glavine "Banged Up" In Car Accident 

ESPN, SI and FoxSports have all posted the same AP story, with limited details:

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine was involved in an automobile accident Tuesday while going from LaGuardia Airport to nearby Shea Stadium in a taxi cab.

The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m., Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. Glavine was "banged up" and taken to a hospital, according to Horwitz, who also said the injuries were not life-threatening.

The Mets were off Monday and Glavine spent the day in Atlanta, Horwitz said.
This is obviously awful news. Hopefully Glavine is okay.

Update: Bryan Hoch has an update for MLB.com with a bit more detail:

Glavine called the Mets about 2:15 p.m. ET to say that he'd sustained injuries to his face and mouth when the taxi he was in was involved in an accident on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens.

Well, if Tom could call someone on the phone hopefully that means his injuries aren't too bad.

Update 2: Glavine suffered a lacerated lower lip, received stitches and lost his two front upper teeth in the accident. Now, all Glavine wants for Christmas is his two front teeth, some run support and a defense that doesn't commit so many errors behind him. Glavine will miss his start today and Matt Ginter will take to the mound instead.
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