New York Mets Eric Young Jr. leaves game with leg injury

Jul 24, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) is taken off the field on a cart after being injured in collision at first base with New York Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets outfielder/infielder Eric Young, Jr. relies on speed as his main asset, so the last thing he wants to hear about is a leg injury. That, however, is his reality as the lightning quick son of Eric Young, Sr. was pulled from Thursday afternoon’s tilt between his Mets and the Atlanta Braves.

There’s been no official word as to what happened (if anything) to cause the injury or if it was simply something that has been lingering.

Speculation has suggested that Young Jr., who abruptly ended the season of Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson last night, may have tweaked something during their collision at first base.

Young, in his attempts to get down the line accidentally stepped on Hudson’s ankle, fracturing it in the process. Young looked no worse for the wear, outside of being visibly distraught but the adrenaline may have been flowing and he wasn’t aware of any injury at the time.

Update: Mets manager Terry Collins confirms that Young did indeed injury himself during the collision but there’s no word on the seriousness or how long Young will be out of action.

Topics: Eric Young Jr., New York Mets

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