The San Diego Padres said Friday that left-arm fielder Jurickson Profer has learned that he suffered an injury and neck strain in a collision with teammate CJ Abrams last night.
Profer was discharged from UC San Diego Health overnight and the team said he was resting.
Profer and Abrams both went to San Diego in the fifth inning on Thursday after San Francisco Giants’ Tommy La Stella hit a fly ball into the shallow left field. Abrams took the catch to Infield behind him and his left knee hit Profer in the left jaw as Profer was positioning himself for the diving catch.
The professor was rolling on his back and screaming in pain. He was hooked for several minutes and sat in one place. He tried to get off the field with the athletic coaches, but he collapsed as soon as he got on the field.
Before the medical cart arrived, the professors were surrounded by training staff for a few more minutes. He was placed on a stretcher before getting out of the car. The professor pulled out his right fist to accept the cheers of the crowd and was seen smiling.
Abrams stayed in the game, beating Padres 2-1 in 10 innings.
Rookie Shortstop was not in the lineup for Game 2 of the series on Friday night.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.