Jose Abreu avoids concussion after collision with Hunter Dozier
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) heads to the dugout after colliding with Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier (not pictured) along the first base line during the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu avoided a concussion despite leaving the first game of a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals after a collision.

Hunter Dozier was batting for KC with nobody out and a runner on first in the top of the second against Chicago. He popped a ball up along the first base line. Abreu came in to try and make the catch and collided with Dozier:

Both Abreu and Dozier were down in pain and left the game. The word on Abreu is positive so far. He is listed as day-to-day with a facial contusion and laceration and a bruised knee.

Dozier’s ball was caught for an out. He was replaced at third base when the bottom of the second began.

Abreu was last year’s AL MVP. He’s off to a slower start at the plate with a .240 batting average and .790 OPS this season, but he’s still a very important piece of the team.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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