Dave Martinez choked on sunflower seeds seeing Juan Soto get injured

Dave Martinez
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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a rather scary reaction to seeing young superstar Juan Soto go down with an ankle injury Sunday.

He was so upset about it that Martinez said he started choking on sunflower seeds due to his initial thought that Soto had suffered an Achilles injury.

Here’s what Martinez, and everyone else, saw initially.

Thankfully for Soto and the Nats, the 20-year-old suffered a sprained ankle and is considered day-to-day with the injury.

Given the way things looked initially, however, we can’t blame Martinez for reacting the way he did.