GFBB Note: What’s really amazing is that no one paid any attention to him as he laid on the ground, and then wobbled back to the infield. He kept limping back and forth and sideways in obvious pain. Immediately I wondered where the trainers were. Where was the Manager? Where was anybody to even ask the question “was he okay to play”? It was an unusual circumstance since Giants fans, and probably most others, are subjected to time-outs while fingers, bruises and other not-so-traumatic- injuries are checked out. Except for the fact that it was an outstanding catch, this was disturbing to watch. Sorry Ruben ~ we, the fans, feel for you.
A tough ending to a tough season for the Mets.
As first reported by Marc Carig of Newsday, shortstop Ruben Tejada suffered a broken fibula Wednesday when he got tangled up with teammate Andrew Brown while trying to chase down a fly ball in the outfield. Brown slid in an attempt to avoid a collision but wound up clipping Tejada’s right leg.
Tejada remained in the game for the rest of that inning, which is amazing now that the diagnosis is known. He is obviously done for the rest of the 2013 season and his status for the start of spring training next year will depend on the severity of the fracture.
The glove-first 23-year-old hit .202/.259/.260 in 227 plate appearances this season for New York.