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Tribe OF Naylor suffered fracture, right ankle dislocation after gruesome collision during Twins game

Josh Naylor
Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 12:07:26-04

MINNEAPOLIS — Tribe outfielder Josh Naylor suffered a brutal injury and was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins.

Naylor, who was playing right field, collided with second baseman Ernie Clement while attempting to catch a fly ball.

In an update from the Indians Monday, Naylor suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle.

Naylor was transported to a local hospital for a full evaluation where he stayed overnight for pain management. He is heading back to Cleveland Monday, the team said.

A spokesperson for the Indians said Naylor will be evaluated later this week by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Mark Berkowitz of the Cleveland Clinic.

During the collision, Naylor got twisted up and spun around Clement before he landed wrong on his leg.

After the collision, Naylor was in visible pain, writhing on the field grabbing at his leg.

The team announced on Twitter that Naylor had left the game after the collision and asked fans to keep him in their thoughts.

The Tribe's roster has been decimated by injury this season—and is currently dealing with the loss of Franmil Reyes, Roberto Pérez, Shane Bieber, Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale.

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Following the game, Indians manager Terry Francona was asked about Naylor's injury and didn't have good news to share.

"We know that there's a fracture. Other than that, he's being evaluated over at the hospital right now," Francona told reporters. "We'll know more, I hope, in a couple hours."

The Indians lost to the Twins 8-2 at Target Field on Sunday. They'll be back in action on Monday night at home against the Detroit Tigers.

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