As if the Indians haven’t had enough injuries to deal with this season and post season, there’s yet another one that could have an effect on one of their star players as they get set for what could be an epic World Series against the Chicago Cubs.
That player is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who is dealing with an ankle issue that popped up during the celebration with Francisco Lindor following the Indians’ pennant-clinching Game 5 victory over the Blue Jays.
Tribe manager Terry Francona stated that Kipnis’ injury is a low ankle sprain, but he didn’t seem overly concerned about the availability of Kipnis for the seven-game series.
Kipnis himself laughed about the ankle sprain, sharing a tweet about the injury and when it took place.
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) October 23, 2016
In the Indians eight playoff games, Kipnis is hitting .167/.219/.367 with two homers and four RBI.
Game one of the World Series is slated for Tuesday night at 8pm at Progressive Field.