Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Injury Scout - Jerry Layne Exits in NY After Hit to Head

HP Umpire Jerry Layne left Wednesday's #RedSox-#Mets game in New York after a foul ball off the mask, a day after Kerwin Danley took a similar shot to the head in California.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Mets batter Francisco Lindor fouled a 94-mph 1-0 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Nick Pavetta into the center of Layne's traditional-style facemask.

Layne was replaced at home plate by acting crew chief 1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt while 2B Umpire Dan Merzel moved to first base and 3B Umpire Quinn Wolcott remained on the left field line.

Relevant Injury History: Like Danley, Layne has a significant history of head trauma.
> On April 1, 2019, Layne left his Opening Day assignment in Pittsburgh after foul balls to the head.
> On September 25, 2016, Layne exited a Mariners-Twins game after a foul ball to the mask.
> On August 31, 2016, Layne left a Blue Jays-Orioles game after a direct 94-mph shot to the mask.
> On June 27, 2016, Layne left an Indian-Braves game after a foul ball to the jaw region.
> On April 15, 2015, Layne left a Tigers-Pirates game after a deflection from the catcher to the mask.

Last Game: April 28 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Layne leaves BOS-NYM game after foul ball to the head (SF)

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