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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso says he’s still affected by a car accident he was in during spring practice.
In a Players Tribune article, Alonzo spoke about the accident, explaining that his truck rolled over several times after being hit.
“When it happened, I was very relaxed and didn’t worry about anything,” Alonso said. wrote in an article. “I was just driving in my truck like always. I had a green light. Nothing unusual. The light wasn’t even yellow, it was just a direct green light. was red. It’s a situation we’re all in all the time, right? You have green and you keep moving. You don’t even think about it. You just assume that the driver with the red light is obviously about to stop.”
“His car crashed right into the side of my truck. The impact literally sounded like a bomb went off. Then, before I had a chance to realize what had happened, my truck began to roll over.”
The car crash that happened in March didn’t leave Alonso with any major injuries, but Metz slugger says that he is still experiencing “pretty severe PTSD” due to the accident.
“Honestly, I’m still struggling with pretty severe PTSD,” Alonso wrote. “And I was very lucky that I was able to recognize it. That I was able to talk about it with some people. I mean, over the past few months, I’ve really leaned on some people that I trust and support. close. I’m constantly working on everything.”
“But it’s not something that quickly disappears – at least not for me. It will take some time and that’s okay, I’ll just keep working to navigate everything and be a better husband, son, brother, friend and teammate.” I can be. “
Alonso says the accident made him feel “really happy” and appreciate the opportunity to play baseball more.
Alonso is having a great season for the Mets, leading the league in RBIs (72) and hitting 23 home runs. 6th in Major League Baseball.