Sunday, June 6, 2021

Injury Scout - Brian O'Nora Abruptly Exits in Philly

HP Umpire Brian O'Nora left Sunday's #Nationals-#Phillies game in Philadelphia several outs after taking a foul ball off the mask.

In the top of the 1st inning, Nationals batter Josh Bell swung at and fouled a 94.8-mph fastball from Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez off catcher JT Realmuto and into the traditional-style facemask of O'Nora.

O'Nora remained in the game until Phillies batter Odubel Herrera's at-bat in the bottom of the 1st, at which time O'Nora, with a 3-2 count, called time and exited the playing field through the Phillies dugout.

O'Nora was replaced at home plate by 1B Umpire and Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth while 2B Umpire DJ Reyburn shifted to first base and 3B Umpire Ryan Blakney remained at third.

Relevant Injury History: O'Nora has a history of head trauma.
> On July 16, 2019, O'Nora left a game in Oakland after a player's backswing struck O'Nora's mask.
> On September 7, 2018, O'Nora left a game in Boston after a foul ball to the mask.
> On September 18, 2016, O'Nora left a game in San Francisco after a foul ball injury.

Last Game: June 6 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: O'Nora leaves game in Philadelphia after foul ball injury to the head (WAS)

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