Astros GM: OF Springer to miss ‘a couple days’

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer received positive news from a medical evaluation and could return by the weekend, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday.

Springer is listed as day-to-day after being carted off the field Tuesday following a head-first collision with the center field wall in Milwaukee.

Luhnow, in an interview with Sports Talk 790, said Wednesday that Springer “may need a day or two” before returning to the lineup. The team plans to provide an update Thursday.

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun hit a long shot to center field in the fifth inning, and Springer made a lunging grab while backpedaling on the warning track. The back of Springer’s head then hit the wall on his way down, but he held onto the ball for the out before lying down on the dirt.

Teammates, the team trainer and manager AJ Hinch came to his side. Springer was taken from the field on a cart.

Hinch said postgame that Springer was being evaluated for a head injury but that he would travel home with the team later Tuesday night.

Springer, 29, went 1-for-2 before leaving the game, a 4-2 Astros loss. For the season, he is hitting .297 with 30 homers, 78 RBIs, a .389 on-base percentage and a .573 slugging percentage.

The 2017 World Series MVP, Springer made the American League All-Star team for the third consecutive year this summer.

—Field Level Media

Leave a Reply