During last night’s 5-3 win over the Phillies, former Met Ty Wigginton barreled into Josh Thole in the bottom of the eighth on a play at the plate. Thole took a jolt to the head from Wigginton’s left shoulder.
Thole held onto the ball, preserving the 2-2 score, but it was a jarring blow to the head and as he tried to rise he went right back down. It is believed the young Mets catcher has suffered a concussion.
After lying still and dazed on the ground by home plate, Thole was finally taken out of the game and went into the dugout under his own power.
He experienced dizziness, headaches and felt hot after the collision and was examined by a Phillies doctor after the game.
Terry Collins said: “He’s hurt. He got hurt. When we got out there, the only thing he could say is, I’m real dizzy. I’m real dizzy.’
Thole is clearly headed to the newly created seven-day disabled list which MLB added in 2012 for players who have suffered a concussion.
If that happens, the Mets could call-up one ...