Boston Red Sox

Jun 20, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Christian Arroyo (39) is helped off the field after an injury in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox second baseman Christian Arroyo had to exit Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Royals, after colliding with Kiké Hernández while trying to field a fly ball.

Here’s when the injury occurred, via Red Sox Stats on Twitter:

Arroyo had to be helped off the field at the time. But despite the scary-looking collision, Red Sox Manager Alex Cora had a promising update after the game on Arroyo’s injury, which sounds like a minor knee/shin issue.

“He’s sore,” Cora said. “It’s right below the patella, so he’ll be sore for a little bit, nothing structural. He had X-rays, everything’s good. They checked, they moved his knee around, seems like he’ll be OK. Obviously, let’s see how it goes on the plane and when we get to Tampa.”

Hernandez told reporters after the game that he escaped the collision unscathed.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki also had to leave Sunday’s game with an undisclosed injury. Cora said the team will wait a little longer to give a concrete evaluation.

The Red Sox are headed to the aforementioned Florida for a big three-game series against the Rays, starting on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. Boston (43-29) heads into the series in first place by just a half-game over Tampa Bay.

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