Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila had to leave Sunday's game at Cleveland because of a sprained jaw he suffered when he collided with Prince Fielder while chasing a popup. Avila was listed as day-to-day, and manager Jim Leyland said Avila did not show any symptoms of a concussion. "There's no breaks or anything, no concussion or anything, it didn't appear to be," Leyland told reporters. The collision occurred in the sixth inning, when Fielder and Avila were trying to catch a foul popup off the bat of Carlos Santana. Neither caught the ball, and Fielder's right arm hit Avila in the side of his head. "It looked like a knockout punch," Leyland said. "It look like [Fielder's] elbow got him in the jaw." Avila stayed on the ground for several minutes before leaving the game.
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