Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/14/14
Byron Buxton just can’t buy a break. The Minnesota Twins prospect is considered one of baseball’s top prospects, but he’s been bitten hard by the injury bug this season. Buxton had already missed a good chunk of time with a wrist injury before returning to action with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins’ Class-A Advanced club. In his first game at Double-A New Britain on Wednesday night, he suffered a much scarier injury. The outfielder was left unconscious and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance after colliding with teammate Mike Kvasnicka while diving for a ball in the outfield. Your browser does not support iframes. Twins general manager Terry Ryan actually was attending the game, and he left in the ambulance with Buxton. The GM later revealed that Buxton had suffered a concussion from the collision. “He’s alert,” Ryan said upon returning to the field, according to MILB.com. “He has a concussion, so we’ll have to take the normal procedures and protocol for concussion symptoms. He’ll certainly be watched. “We’re grateful for just the concussion. … That was very scary.” Buxton entered the season as the No. 1 prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com. Photo via Twitter/ScottBPhoto8  Filed under: Minor League Baseball
PLAYERS: Byron Buxton
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
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