Josh Naylor suffered a terrible injury during Sunday’s game between the Indians and the Twins.
Obviously, the play is as bad as it looks.
Cleveland confirmed on Twitter that in the team’s 8-2 loss to the Twin Cities, Naylor “suffered a closed fracture and a dislocated right ankle.” Naylor stayed in Minnesota during the injury evaluation period.
Josh Neller suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of his right ankle yesterday.
When the team returned to Cleveland last night, he stayed in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/tcxKezu82
-Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 28, 2021
The good news about “closed fractures” is that this means that there are no puncture injuries due to injuries. Despite this, Naylor will almost certainly be out for a long time, which is not surprising given how serious the immediate injury is.
This is a video of the show. (Warning: Graphic images are included.)
Oh man… Josh Neller had just had a serious collision, and it was very painful.
If you have a squeamish stomach, you may not want to watch… pic.twitter.com/dTL5LTtNDI
-Tyler Wiederhoeft (@TDWiederhoeft) June 27, 2021
The 24-year-old Naylor played 69 games for Cleveland this season, hitting 0.253/.301/.399 slashes and seven home runs. He was acquired from the Padres last year as part of a trade plan to send Mike Clevinger to San Diego.