Josh Naylor suffered a gruesome-looking injury in Sunday's game between the Indians and the Twins.
And evidently, the play was as bad as it looked.
Cleveland confirmed on Twitter that Naylor "suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle" in the team's 8-2 loss to the Twins. Naylor remained in Minnesota while the injury was being evaluated.
Josh Naylor suffered a closed fracture and dislocation of the right ankle yesterday.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 28, 2021
He remained in Minnesota last night while the team traveled back to Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/tcxKeziu82
The good news about the "closed fracture" is that it means there wasn't a puncture wound from the injury. Still, Naylor will almost certainly be out long-term, and that's not a surprise considering how bad the injury looked in real-time.
Here's a video of the play. (WARNING: Contains graphic images.)
Oh man.... Josh Naylor just had a nasty collision and is in incredible pain.— Tyler Wiederhoeft (@TDWiederhoeft) June 27, 2021
Probably don't want to watch if you have a squeamish stomach.... pic.twitter.com/dTL5LTtNDI
Naylor, 24, has played in 69 games for Cleveland this season and produced a .253/.301/.399 slash line and seven home runs. He was acquired from the Padres last year as part of the trade package sent Mike Clevinger to San Diego.