Jays’ Brett Lawrie Leaves Game After Falling Over The Railing At Yankee Stadium (Video)
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is easily one of the most energetic, up-tempo players in the MLB today. Sometimes that style of play works in his favor, whether it be via a great fielding play, a stolen base, or even a home run. And at other moments it can work against him, as we witnessed earlier in the season when he tossed his helmet at umpire Bill Miller following a strikeout, and was subsequently suspended for four games.
During today’s game against the New York Yankees, Lawrie’s overzealous approach to the game cost him once again, as he aggressively pursued a foul ball along the third base line, before tumbling over the railing and landing hard on the pavement below. In addition to hitting the ground hard, replays also show Lawrie smacking his right leg against another railing, which forced him to leave the game with a right calf injury.
Thankfully, x-rays have since come back negative, and the Blue Jays’ medical staff are simply describing his injury as a “right calf contusion.”
Needless to say, things could have been much worse. I’m sure you’ll agree after checking out the incident in the video below.
With half of their starting rotation (Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison) and two of their top relievers (Luis Perez and Sergio Santos) on the 60-day DL, and all-star Jose Bautista visiting the 15-day DL with a left wrist injury, Lawrie’s calf contusion couldn’t have come at a worse time. Hopefully that scary fall won’t keep him our for long, else the Jays may have to consider expanding their trainer’s room, if they haven’t already.