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.
”I’m concerned,” 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
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/mets-2b-neil-walker-leaves-game-with-leg-injury-061517
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