Former MLB All Star's grandson badly maimed in freak riding mower accident

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The grandson of former Major League Baseball All-Star Howard Johnson was badly injured in a freak accident involving a lawnmower this week.

Johnson, who was in the league from 1982-1995, broke the news on social media on Thursday, explaining that his son accidentally ran over his two-year-old grandson's foot with a lawnmower. His grandson is in the hospital after having a portion of his foot severed.

"Hello everyone out there I have some difficult and very sad news to express…2 days ago my youngest grandson was involved in a ugly accident with a riding mower…he was accidentally in the path of the mower as it was in reverse and my son did not see him and as a result… he was run over partially," he explained. "As a result his left foot was caught in the blade and a portion of his foot was severed…Tanner was rushed to the hospital and is there now and will be there for several days/weeks…he had his first surgery yesterday morning and faces… several more."

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The severed portion of the boy's foot cannot be reattached according to the former Tiger, Met, Rockie, and Cub player. In the description for a GoFundMe meant to pay for the child's hospital bills, which has a goal set for $75,000, it notes that the 2-year-old lost all five of his toes on his left foot.

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Johnson explained that his son feels an "overwhelming" amount of "guilt" and that the situation is a "worst fear come true."

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