Blue Jays SS Reyes Injures Ankle, Leaves in Wheelchair

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was pushed out of Kauffman Stadium in a wheelchair and taken for an MRI exam Friday night after hurting his left ankle making an awkward slide into second base.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team won't know until Saturday the full extent of the injury, which was initially diagnosed as a sprained ankle.

Anthopoulos did say that Reyes will go on the disabled list and could be out from one to three months.

Reyes appeared to be indecisive about whether to slide or go into the bag standing up while stealing the base in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals.

When he decided to slide just a couple steps short of the bag, his left ankle rolled beneath him as he slid over the base.

Reyes immediately rolled onto his back and grabbed at his ankle, screaming in pain before pulling the front of his jersey over his face.

Trainers from both teams ran out to check on Reyes while a cart was driven onto the infield from the bullpen in right field.

He appeared to have composed himself as he was lifted onto the cart and driven away.

Before the clubhouse was opened to reporters following the Blue Jays' 8-4 victory, Reyes was brought out in a wheelchair and pushed into an elevator, on his way to the hospital. Reyes did not speak, though his left ankle was tightly wrapped.


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