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Dodgers Star Andre Ethier

I Feel TERRIBLE

About Injuring Sandy Koufax!!!!

2/21/2014 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0221-andre-ethier-01L.A. Dodgers star Andre Ethier says his life flashed before his eyes when he smacked the line drive shot that struck Sandy Koufax in the head on Friday ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm glad he's OK."

78-year-old Koufax was carted off to receive medical attention after taking a shot off the bat of Ethier during spring training hitting practice in Arizona.  Koufax was bleeding, but was never knocked off his feet.

"My heart was pumping out of my chest," Ethier says ... "Scary moment!"

Andre says he and Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly rushed over to Koufax ... and immediately began to apologize.

Ethier said Koufax forgave him ... but still, Andre says he was sorta freaked out for a minute -- "This is not what I want to be remembered for."

As for Sandy, he underwent a CT scan which ruled out internal bleeding -- and he's expected to be just fine.

L'chaim!

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

zombie    

Well it isn't like he meant to do it FFS.

161 days ago
2.

Sid    

I make $45 an hour reading the comment section of TMZ.

161 days ago
3.

Beauty    

Poor fella

161 days ago
4.

CleanYourRoomYumsie    

Doyers still suck. I best run before I get shanked!

161 days ago
5.

Joe    

Accidents happen. Glad he is ok.

161 days ago
6.

AllieHughes    

Adam Sandler will be pissed.

161 days ago
7.

static    

Those old school guys are some tough mofos.

161 days ago
8.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Just an accident, Ethier seems like a cool guy. Koufax, is a sports legend and pro, he wont be pissed. Glad hes ok, speedy recovery! ANGELS RULE!!

161 days ago
9.

CLuv    

Anti-semite???

161 days ago
10.

StevenB    

Next time you create a composite graphic - make sure all the parts are read-right. It looks like an Eithier selfie was combined with Koufax

160 days ago
11.

Vote2012    

I never knew Sandy was still alive, you never hear anything about him. I guess when you are 78 you can't move as fast when a line drive is coming for your head.

159 days ago

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