Even though there’s no baseball, strange baseball injuries can still happen. And when every baseball player is supposed to be at home, it seems like it’s just a matter of time someone gets injured in some weird way at home.

That’s what unfortunately happened to Texas Rangers pitcher James Jones. Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News revealed that Jones tore his patellar tendon this week after tripping over one of his son’s toys.

Jones underwent surgery on his knee but he’ll be out for the 2020 season. There’s a chance everyone might be out for the 2020 season but Jones is going to undergo way more rehab during his downtime.

The whole situation sucks for a guy who was trying to get back into the Majors. Playing in the Minors under the Rangers’ farm system, Jones was invited to Spring Training by the Rangers this year while he was expected to play for Triple-A Nashville. Regardless if this season goes forward, it’ll be without James Jones.

[Photo: Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News]

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