News broke an hour ago that Andrew Cashner was injured in a hunting accident today. It did not involve a gun. Relax Bob Costas.

No guns involved, I'm told ~ "@dbeatty625: @martycaswell @followthepadres he didn't go Dick Cheney, or get Dick Cheney'd, did he?"

— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) December 5, 2012

One of Cashner's hunting buddies was field dressing the meat, slipped and stabbed Cashner who presumably holding the animal carcass.

Stabbed by friend who slipped while dressing Meat

— U-T Padres (@UTPadres) December 5, 2012

The puncture wound resulted in 2 stitches and a lacerated tendon in the right thumb. Cashner, a right handed pitcher, underwent surgery for the injury and is expected be out of commission for the next 3 months. According to Darren Smith's interview with Corey Brock (MP3), "he's very, very likely to start the season on the Disabled List".