Monday, August 9, 2021

Injury Scout - Pitch Bounces Into Brian Knight's Jaw

HP Umpire Brian Knight left Monday's #Yankees-#Royals game due a 2nd inning head injury.

With one out in the top of the 2nd inning, Yankees batter Luke Voit took a 0-1 curveball from Royals pitcher Carlos Hernandez in the dirt for ball one. The pitch bounced in front of home plate and evaded catcher Cam Gallagher, bouncing directly into the jaw portion of Knight's traditional-style facemask.

Knight was replaced behind home plate prior to the top of the 4th inning by 3B Umpire Pat Hoberg with 1B Umpire and Crew Chief Bill Miller remaining on the right field line and 2B Umpire Doug Eddings shifting over to third base.

Relevant Injury History: Brian Knight has a history of head injuries.
> On April 12, 2019, Knight left a game in Los Angeles after a foul ball into the mask.
> On February 28, 2018, Knight exited a Spring Training between Cleveland and Los Angeles.
> On September 9, 2016, Knight left a game after a deflected HBP into the mask's jaw portion.
> On April 18, 2015, Knight was struck in the face by a fastball in Washington.

Last Game: August 9 | Return to Play: August 27 | Time Absent: 17 Days | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Brian Knight exits several innings after pitched ball bounces into mask (NYY)


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