Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks admitted that he feared for his life.
After having surgery to remove bone spurs in his back on Dec. 12, the righthander noticed that he was leaking some kind of fluid.
Jenks elected to bandage it up himself, but when the condition didn't subside, he visited a doctor. From there, he was rushed into emergency surgery to fix the "mistake."
Jenks will not be able to start throwing until the middle of March.
The veteran reliever was limited to just 19 games last season because of ongoing back pain. He logged a 2-2 record with a 6.32 ERA.
Jenks owns a 3.53 ERA and 173 saves for his career.