Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/26/13

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez recently suffered a minor injury that is not going to cause him to miss any time in spring training, so we’ll take it easier on him than we have on some of our other weird injury victims. That being said, the mark on his forehead still comes with a hilarious story. According to Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com, reporters asked Gonzlaez about the strange mark on his forehead after he made his first spring training start on Monday night. He blamed his dog Hollywood. “She gave me a rug burn,” Gonzalez explained. “I hate her. And then I love her. And then I look in her face and then I love her again.” Apparently Gio suffered the burn on his forehead while wrestling with Hollywood, but I’m sure she didn’t mean it. For what it’s worth, he pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut. The singe mark on his head clearly didn’t affect his performance, which is all that matters. At a time when other pitchers around the league are suffering some of the most bizarre injuries in history like this and this, Gonzalez should be thankful all his limbs are still intact. H/T Nats Enquirer Photo via Instagram/Gio Gonzalez The post Gio Gonzalez got a rug burn on his forehead while wrestling with his dog appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Manny Harris Waived by Cavs After Suffering Freezer Burn on Foot Carlos Gonzalez Impresses Teammates with Prestigious Blast Adrian Gonzalez hurt his back greeting a kid

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