Astros' Pence crashes through glass door

February 19, 2008 9:28:18 AM PST
Houston Astros right fielder Hunter Pence crashed through a sliding glass door in the bathroom of his spring training home in Kissimmee, Florida. The accident left Pence with multiple cuts that will sideline him for a week. Pence spent the night in an emergency room after the Monday night accident. He arrived at camp Tuesday with a gash on his right index finger and a brace on his left knee.

Pence said he was in a hot tub and got out to use the bathroom. He had left the door open, but didn't noticed that a friend had just closed it. He hit it with his shoulder, leg and head and it shattered.

The 24-year-old outfielder said the injuries weren't as bad as they looked.

Pence hit .322 with 69 RBIs and 30 doubles as a rookie in 2007. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting, behind Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki.

The Astros held their first full-squad workout Tuesday, but Pence couldn't even straighten his finger or his left leg.

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