Jose Altuve leaves game after scary outfield collision (Video)
Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday’s game between the Indians and Astros after a scary collision in the outfield with Teoscar Hernandez.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Altuve and Hernandez were both tracking a shallow fly ball off the bat of Yan Gomes when the two collided, leaving both men on the ground in discomfort. Here are a couple of videos from different angles.
Someone needs to sign Jose Altuve to be a fullback ASAP pic.twitter.com/uSUgtNFVzO
— 12up (@12upSport) April 26, 2017
— patrick (@PatDStat) April 26, 2017
Altuve left the game under his own power. However, Hernandez was taken off on a cart, per Mark Berman of FOX 26.
Jose Altuve & Teoscar Hernandez collide in shallow right field. Altuve out but left under his power. Hernandez carted off. George/Marwin in
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 26, 2017
Hernandez was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day and was making his first big league appearance of the season. He entered the game in the seventh inning as a defensive replacement. Altuve, a four-time All-Star came into the game hitting .324 and leads the American League in stolen bases with seven. Hopefully, both are able to avoid serious injuries.