Josh Naylor injury update: Indians reveal right fielder 'suffered a closed fracture and dislocation' of ankle

Written By Jacob Camenker
Josh-Naylor-062821-GETTY-FTR
(Getty Images)

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.

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.

MORE: MLB Twitter sends messages of support to Josh Naylor after injury

Here's a video of the play. (WARNING: Contains graphic images.)

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.

Latest News

Eddie-Rosario-102021-Getty-FTR
Eddie Rosario shines as latest Braves midseason acquisition to deliver in postseason
Eddie Rosario shines as latest Braves midseason acquisition to deliver in postseason
Baker-Mayfield-Steph-Curry-Freddie-Freeman-101821
What is a sports equinox? Full TV schedule & more to know for 2021 NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL intersection
What is a sports equinox? Full TV schedule & more to know for 2021 NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL intersection
Justin-Turner-102021-Getty-FTR
Justin Turner injury update: Dodgers third baseman out for remainder of postseason with hamstring injury
Justin Turner injury update: Dodgers third baseman out for remainder of postseason with hamstring injury
Yuli-Gurriel-102021-Getty-FTR
Astros' two-out RBI success in 2021 MLB postseason puts them in historic company
Astros' two-out RBI success in 2021 MLB postseason puts them in historic company
Fenway-Park-102021-Getty-FTR
Explaining the mysterious light in Red Sox-Astros ALCS Game 5
Explaining the mysterious light in Red Sox-Astros ALCS Game 5