Weird Baseball Injury: Erick Aybar Gets Chicken Bone Stuck in Throat

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Throughout his entire career, Erick Aybar’s been a pretty productive shortstop — then he joined the tanking Atlanta Braves and everything’s gone to shit for him. To make things worse, Erick’s sad season hit another low Thursday afternoon when he was just trying to enjoy some chicken for lunch.

Because it’s the Braves, Erick somehow got a chicken bone lodged in his throat and had to be put under to get it removed:

#Braves SS Erick Aybar got a chicken bone stuck in throat at lunch, taken to doctor to be sedated and have it removed.

— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 19, 2016

The good news for Erick: he doesn’t have to play tonight.

#Braves Aybar had been in original lineup

— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 19, 2016

Erick Aybar was taken to a nearby hospital to have a chicken bone removed from his throat.

— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 19, 2016