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Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion Helped Off the Field After Rolling Ankle in First Inning

CLEVELAND – It was a roller coaster of emotions at Progressive Field in the first inning between the Indians and Yankees, as New York took a 2-0 lead on Corey Kluber, but thanks to a one-out Carlos Santana two-run single the Tribe got the score right back to even.

The bigger news was that of what looks to be a right ankle injury to Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion, who going back to second base after a line out to looked to roll his ankle.

The slugger was on the ground for a few minutes in obvious pain, and then had to be helped to the Indians bench with some assistance, not putting much pressure on the ankle.

It was a tough inning for Encarnacion, who was plunked by Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia earlier in the inning to load the bases for Santana.

As of now the Indians have not replaced Encarnacion, in the lineup, and won’t have to until he’s due back up at the plate unless he makes a quick recovery and can find a way to get back in the batters box.

UPDATE 5:55pm: The Indians have announced that Encarnacion has suffered a right ankle sprain, and that he’s being further evaluated.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. Bubby

    October 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Oh shit!!

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