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George Springer carted off field after crashing into outfield wall

Houston Astros v Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 02: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros waits in the on deck circle in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 02, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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Astros outfielder had to be carted off the field after making a catch against the fence in center field. Springer caught Ryan Braun’s fly ball on the warning track, falling backwards which caused his shoulder and head to crash into the bottom of the fence. Springer was alert and sitting upright as he was carted off, so this appears to be precautionary more than anything.

Kyle Tucker replaced Springer in center field, batting in the leadoff spot. He grounded out to begin the top of the sixth inning. Springer was 1-for-2 with a single on the night before exiting.

The Astros should provide an update on Springer’s status later tonight or tomorrow. He may enter concussion protocol. The 90-49 Astros have the AL West close to wrapped up, so it stands to reason they will be cautious with Springer regardless of what the prognosis is.

Springer, 29, entered Tuesday night’s action batting .296/.388/.573 with 30 home runs, 78 RBI, and 81 runs scored in 484 plate appearances on the season.

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