Shane Victorino crashed hard into the wall on a home run (GIF)
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Emilio Bonifacio hit a bomb to right field with a man on in the top of the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox. Victorino, who was playing right, raced back to try making the catch. Victorino clearly did not know where he was, because he slammed into the wall at nearly full speed.
The impact of the collision caused him to lose his glove over the wall and collapse to the ground.
Victorino stayed in the game for a few more innings, but he was replaced after the sixth. Jason Mastrodonado says Victorino left the game because he felt stiff.
The ugly irony is that Providence Journal beat writer Tim Britton says Victorino was saying the other day that he didn’t like the short wall in right and that he “was afraid he’d end up in the bullpen trying to make a catch.”
Victorino didn’t end up in the bullpen, but he may have been injured all the same.
This GIF shows how much he was hurt after crashing into the wall:
GIFs via GameReax