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:
Scary collision between Abreu and Dozier. Abreu leaves the game. pic.twitter.com/VqEHiSADal
— WWWWWWhite Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) May 14, 2021
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.
José Abreu is day-to-day. Initial assessment for a concussion was negative. He's got a facial contusion and laceration and a bruised left knee.
— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) May 14, 2021
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.