Former Thresher, Matt Imhof Announces His Retirement

June 24th was a day that former Threshers pitcher Matt Imhof will never forget. That day, his life was changed forever when a piece of workout equipment at the Brevard County Manatees stadium broke and he lost his eye.

I wrote a series of articles about the horrible accident HERE, HERE and HERE.

Matt Imhof
Matt Imhof

Today, nearly 7 months after the accident, Matt announced his retirement today. Read the ESPN article HERE.

It is good that he has decided that he, “wont be defined by my worst day.” It is a positive attitude like that that will make him successful in whatever he decides to do.

To quote the hit TV series, “This is Us”. “He took the sourest lemon life has to offer and turned into something resembling lemonade.”

I’ve always liked Matt, he was always kind to me and I wish him the best in everything he does. He is a quality kid and I have a feeling he will go far.

Matt Imhof

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Matt Imhoff Posts on Instagram The Details of the Freak Accident That Took His Eye.  

Last week I did two stories about the freak accident that happened after the game.

Today, Matt posted a long and detailed story about the damage caused to his face and that led to the removal of his right eye. 

You can read his post here: Matt Imhof’s Story

Matt Imhof (Photo Courtesy of Matt Imhof’s Instagram page)

As always my prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

More details released regarding Matt Imhof’s injury


As I reported HERE, Matt Imhof was seriously injured after Saturday’s game when the “arm care” bands he was stretching with broke free of their anchor and hit him in the face.

ESPN is reporting in THIS ARTICLE what my sources told me then, that he has had one surgery on his right eye with the possibility of others in the future. 

I have since learned that he also broke his nose and he was immediately taken to one of the best eye clinics in the country located in Miami.

If you have a moment and you are the type to pray, keep Matt in your prayers for a speedy recovery.