Padres' Profar has concussion, strained neck after collision


After a scary collision on Thursday, San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar was diagnosed with a concussion and strained neck.

He was carted off the field at Petco Park after colliding with Padres shortstop CJ Abrams. Profar tried to walk off under his own power before collapsing.

Profar was discharged from UC San Diego Health overnight and was placed on the seven-day concussion injured list on Friday.

The scary play occurred in the fifth inning, when Giants' designated hitter Tommy La Stella hit a fly ball into shallow left field, where Profar was playing. Abrams, coming from the infield, made the catch, but his knee hit Profar's head as the outfielder was preparing to dive for the ball. Profar remained on the ground for several minutes before he was carted off.

The Giants and Padres will continue their four-game series without Profar this weekend, and the soonest he can return is next Friday against the Diamondbacks.