Astros’ Jed Lowrie leaves the clubhouse on crutches after collision with Gregor Blanco.
The shortstop was taking a throw from second baseman Jose Altuve with his foot on the bag when Blanco slid into second drilling his ankle.
“He slid onto my foot, and while I was trying to get away from the base my foot was still underneath his foot, so my whole lower leg twisted,” Lowrie said after the game.
Lowrie immediately left the game and could be on his way to the disabled list according to MLB.com
“My knee and ankle both hurt,” Lowrie said. “I can’t really tell you which is worse.”
“I think it’ll get better,” Lowrie said. “I’m hoping it’s not a serious thing, but I still think we need to make sure it’s not. There’s no reason to guess. Let’s just hope it’s not something serious.”
How the Astros will handle this situation is interesting as it was less than 30 days ago that they were reportedly discussing trading him to the Dodgers.