During the top of sixth inning of Friday’s game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies center fielder David Dahl had to be carted off of the field due to an ankle injury.
It was severe enough that Dahl fell to the grass, was removed from the game, and had to be carted off of the field.
Dahl has suffered numerous injuries in his short career thus far as he missed some time at the beginning of the season due to a left side core injury and missing nearly all of the 2017 season due to a stress fracture in his ribs, among numerous other injuries, as Rox Pile’s Jake Shapiro noted on Twitter (14 times between the minors and majors).
You can watch a video of it below.
Nolan Arenado also kissed Dahl on the forehead in the dugout while Dahl was visibly crying.
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If the Rockies were to lose Dahl for an extended period of time, it would be a huge blow for Dahl and the Rockies in general, particularly at a time when the Rockies are looking to get back on track.
Dahl, 25, was an All-Star for the first time in his career this year and entering today, he had played in 99 games, hitting 15 home runs and 61 RBI. He was also hitting .302/.353/.526 with an OPS+ of 108.
This was his 100th game played this season, making it the first time he has been able to play 100 or more games in a season since 2014, when he played in 119 games (the only other time in which he accomplished it).
After the injury, Ian Desmond came in the game for him in left field and Raimel Tapia moved to center field.
UPDATE: Colorado manager Bud Black said after the game that it was an ankle sprain and more diagnostic tests would come for Dahl on Saturday. Will this be a trip to the injured list? We’ll have more information from Coors Field on Saturday.