Mets 2B Neil Walker leaves game with leg injury

NEW YORK (AP) Mets second baseman Neil Walker injured his left leg Wednesday night, the latest ailment to befall a New York team hampered by a long list of health problems the past two seasons.

Walker tried to bunt for a hit in the third inning Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs and appeared to have a good chance to beat it out before pulling up lame about halfway down the line. After hobbling a few more steps, he grabbed at the back of his left leg and collapsed to the ground.

Thrown out at first base but credited with a sacrifice, the switch-hitter eventually got up and walked off the field with a trainer and manager Terry Collins.

ā€Iā€™m concerned,ā€ Collins said after the Mets rallied for a 9-4 victory.

Lucas Duda entered in the fourth inning at first base, with T.J. Rivera shifting from first to second. A couple of innings later, the Mets announced Walker has a left leg injury and will have an MRI on Thursday.

The injury occurred one night after double-play partner Asdrubal Cabrera went on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb.

In his second season with the Mets, Walker is batting .270 with nine homers and 33 RBIs.

Walker matched his career high with 23 home runs during

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