Cleveland outfielder Josh Naylor avoided a full-on collision with second baseman Ernie Clement on Sunday but his leg was badly injured in the process.
As the two teammates rushed to catch a check-swing blooper by Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco, Naylor spun to avoid the impact. His lower leg got caught under him as he fell, and his ankle twisted and snapped. Cleveland confirmed on Monday that he dislocated and fractured his ankle.
Josh Naylor suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle yesterday.
He remained in Minnesota last night while the team traveled back to Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/tcxKeziu82
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 28, 2021
Here’s the video of the injury if you’re not squeamish.
Oh man…. Josh Naylor just had a nasty collision and is in incredible pain.
Probably don’t want to watch if you have a squeamish stomach…. pic.twitter.com/dTL5LTtNDI
— Tyler Wiederhoeft (@TDWiederhoeft) June 27, 2021