David Robertson Phillies Sep 25, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher David Robertson (30) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies were able to advance past the St. Louis Cardinals in the Wild Card round of the MLB playoffs, but one key pitcher suffered a very strange injury that could be devastating to their postseason hopes.

The injury, to relief pitcher David Robertson, was suffered during Game 2 of the Phillies‘ series against the Cardinals. There, star Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper hit a home run to give his team a 1-0 lead.

What wasn’t shown in the video was Robertson celebrating the home run. That unfortunately caused a freak injury for the veteran reliever.

Robertson reportedly suffered a calf injury while jumping in excitement over the home run.

At the time it was not known how serious the injury was, but it appears to be a drastic blow for Philadelphia.

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported Tuesday that the injury caused the Phillies to remove Robertson from their NLDS roster.

This is certainly a huge blow to the Phillies’ chances against the Atlanta Braves. Many have taken to social media to comment on the strangeness of this injury, and/or wish Robertson a speedy recovery from this unfortunate situation.


Baseball has produced many strange injuries over the years, but the closest we have seen to this was with Kendrys Morales  with the Angels back in 2010.

Morales famously injured himself himself while celebrating a walk-off home run, breaking his leg as he jumped onto home plate.

Luckily Robertson didn’t suffer an injury nearly as severe as Morales did. But it is still a crushing diagnosis for Philadelphia.

Robertson has been extremely steady for the Phillies so far this year, recording a 2.70 ERA in 22 appearances with the organization.

They will certainly hope that Robertson will be able to return for a potential NLCS appearance should they get past Atlanta.

[Jim Salisbury on Twitter; photo from Eric Hartline/USA Today Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.