Giants ace Madison Bumgarner could miss two months after dirt bike crash

Bumgarner will be re-evaluated next week regarding a possible return date.

Madison Bumgarner learned Thursday that riding a dirt bike can lead to bad things.

The San Francisco Giants ace sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder and suffered bruised ribs in a dirt bike crash on the team's off day Thursday, the team announced. He has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Bumgarner is out of the hospital, currently resting at the team hotel in Denver, and will be re-evaluated next week regarding a possible return date. Fox Sports reported he is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

The left-hander is a disappointing 0-3 this season despite registering an impressive 3.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 27 innings through his first four starts this season.

This is Bumgarner's first trip to the disabled list in his nine-year major league career. The Giants called up right-hander Chris Stratton from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.



By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes