Oh fucking holy fucking shit. An ugly scene at Kaufmann Stadium tonight, as Jose Reyes, after cashing a pair of runs to put the Jays up 8-4, took off for second, slid in safe, and in the process had his back foot bend in a way that feet and ankles aren’t supposed to bend.
He immediately writhed in pain on the ground, and continued doing so for several minutes, as the cart came out to take him off the field. He was unable to get up or put weight on it– not even close. It looked very painful, and– I hate to say it, don’t want to play doctor, and obviously hope for the best– like the kind of thing that had the potential to be catastrophic.
Obviously we don’t know anything at this point, but it looked bad enough that right now I’m kinda at the point of hoping that it’s a simple break and not torn ligaments, an Achilles, or whatever else could go wrong down there. I’m in no place to judge, obviously, but that’s genuinely how bad I thought it looked as someone who just watched it all go down on live TV. We await word and will bring it to you as soon as it breaks.
Here’s an angle from the moment of the injury that doesn’t quite convey the gravity of the situation:
It goes without saying that this would be a blow.
And if you really want it, there’s a GIF– including tears– via Paul Sporer.
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
What a shitty, sad, deflating moment. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as it looks.
UPDATE THE FIRST:
The Blue Jays’ official twitter feed wakes from it’s slumber to tell us it’s a sprain and that an MRI is forthcoming. Come on ligaments and everything else, be OK!
Reyes has a left ankle sprain.Going for an MRI
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) April 13, 2013