Saturday, August 19, 2017

Injury Scout - Jerry Layne Hit in Wrist by Foul Ball

Jerry Layne left his plate assignment in Houston Friday night after a foul ball deflected into his wrist.

With two out and none on in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Athletics-Astros game, Astros batter George Springer fouled a 1-1 breaking ball from A's pitcher Chris Hatcher into the dirt, whereupon the ball bounced up and caromed into Layne's exposed left wrist.

Layne was replaced behind the plate by 2B Umpire Dan Bellino while crewmates Ryan Additon (1B) and Mike Estabrook (3B) remained on the bases, with Bellino assuming an acting crew chief role for the departed veteran.

Relevant Injury History: Layne has a history of head injuries (most recently: September 25, 2016), a leg injury (April 19, 2016), and hand injury (2013), but not an arm injury.

Last Game: August 18 | Return to Play: August 19 | Total Time Absent: 0 Days | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Foul ball to left arm forces Layne out of the game in Houston (HOU)


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