A household mishap turned into surgery for Chicago Cubs lefty Jose Quintana.
The team announced on Thursday that the 31-year-old hurler underwent a procedure on the thumb on his pitching hand after he cut it while washing the dishes.
Injury update on Jose Quintana from the Cubs... pic.twitter.com/75d5SOPWxl— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) July 2, 2020
Quintana initially received five stitches for the cut, but microscopic surgery on the thumb revealed a lacerated digital sensory nerve, which was then repaired.
He is expected to resume his throwing program in two weeks at which point the Cubs will make a further determination on his expected absence.
A native of Arjona, Colombia, Quintana is headed into his ninth big league season and fourth with the Cubs.
In 2019, Quintana was 13-9 with a 4.68 earned run average and WHIP of 1.386 over 171.0 innings and 31 starts.
Quintana is entering a $10.5 million option year and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
He spent the first five-plus seasons of his career with the Chicago White Sox for whom Quintana was an All-Star in 2016.