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MLB Injury News:
Kansas City Royals
Turned around by a Jason Kipnis fly to deep left, Alex Gordon hit his head on the fence at Kauffman Stadium and left Wednesday’s Indians-Royals game with a possible concussion and hip contusion.
#Royals LF Alex Gordon diagnosed with a possible concussion and a hip bruise.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) July 4, 2013
Gordon’s head snapped back as he hit the wall, which is actually a chain-link fence in Kansas City. Had it simply been a padded wall all of the way around, perhaps the blow would have been lessened.
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie immediately motioned to the dugout, and trainer Nick Kenney and manager Ned Yost ran out to check on the Gold Glove outfielder.
While Gordon was down, Kipnis ran all of the way around the bases for a three-run inside-the-park homer. He didn’t realize Gordon was hurt until after celebrating at the plate. Gordon limped off the field on his own.
The injury comes at a bad time for a Royals team that just released Jeff Francouer and Triple-A Omaha’s Xavier Nady. The Royals can go to a David Lough-Jarrod Dyson-Lorenzo Cain outfield while Gordon is out, but they have little depth beyond that. 30-year-old career minor leaguer Anthony Seratelli might be their best choice for a callup. The Royals also have veteran Willy Taveras and ex-Tiger Quintin Berry in Triple-A, but both have struggled.
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