MINNEAPOLIS (WJW) — Cleveland Indians will be without outfielder Josh Naylor for the foreseeable future after a collision during Sunday’s game left him with a broke bone.
During the fourth inning of Cleveland’s game against the Minnesota Twins, Jorge Polanco hit a shallow popup to right field.
Naylor came running in to make the play as second baseman Ernie Clement was running out to make the play. The two collided before Naylor spun in the air and landed, pinning what appeared to be his right leg.
Naylor was removed from the field and attended to by training staff. He was carted off on a stretcher in an air cast.
During the incident, game announcers were heard saying describing Naylor’s accident as a “very bad injury.”
After the game, manager Terry Francona confirmed that Naylor suffered a broken bone, although he did not say which one.
He is currently under evaluation at a Minnesota hospital.
At this time, it is unclear if Naylor will be able to travel back to Cleveland with the team.
Francona says they hope to learn more in next few hours.
Both the Tribe and and the Twins have asked that fans keep Naylor in their thoughts.
This is a developing story. FOX 8 will provide more information as it becomes available.