Cleveland Indians outfielder Josh Naylor suffered an ankle injury that required him to be carted off the field during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.
The Cleveland Indians entered Sunday looking to get a win against the rival Minnesota Twins. Winning the game became secondary, as they were concerned about the health of outfielder Josh Naylor.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Naylor attempted to field a pop up by Jorge Polanco, but collided with second baseman Ernie Clement, who was trying to track the baseball. That resulted in Naylor suffering a gruesome right ankle injury after running into Clement, and was seen in visible pain. After being attended to by medical staff, Naylor was carted off the field.
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Cleveland’s Josh Naylor carted off the field after suffering brutal ankle injury
There has yet to be an official update from the team regarding Naylor’s injury. With Naylor out of the game, he was replaced in the outfield by Bradley Zimmer.
Following the injury, Cleveland’s official Twitter account asked for those reading to keep Naylor in their thoughts. The Twins followed suit as well, saying that they are sending their thoughts to both Naylor and Cleveland.
Entering the game on Sunday, Naylor was slashing .255/.304/.403 while recording seven home runs, 21 RBI, 28 runs scored and 59 hits through 68 games played this season.
We will continue to update you on Naylor’s status once more details are provided. Until then, please keep Naylor in your thoughts and send positive vibes his way, as he recovers from this injury.