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Toronto Blue Jays OF Grichuk injured in collision with stool


Reuters United States
Updated: 10-09-2018 00:56 IST

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk left the game Sunday against the Cleveland Indians after he sustained an injury when he slid into a metal stool while trying to make a catch.

According to the team, the medical staff was evaluating Grichuk for a concussion and planned to conduct imaging tests on his face.

On the play in the top of the fourth inning, Grichuk ran from right field into foul territory and slid in to try to make the catch. Instead, he ended up hitting his head on a metal stool being held by a security guard.

At the stadium, several security guards sit on stools along the left and right field lines. If a ball is coming in their direction, they are to stand up, move the chair and get out of the way of the play.

In this case, the security guard got caught between Grichuk and first baseman Justin Smoak as they tried to make a play on the ball. Grichuk slid into the stool.

He remained on the ground as trainers attended to him. He left the field on his own with a towel over what appeared to be a swollen left eye and was replaced in the lineup by Teoscar Hernandez, with Billy McKinney moving from left field to right.

On the season, Grichuk is batting .248 with 21 home runs and 51 RBIs.

COUNTRY : United States

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