TODAY: Surgery is set for tomorrow to address “multiple fibula fractures and ligament tearing” in Naylor’s right leg (Ryan Lewis of The Akron Beacon Journal was among those to report the official diagnosis). A timetable will be known following the procedure, though it would certainly appear as though Naylor’s season is in jeopardy.
JUNE 28: Naylor has been diagnosed with a closed fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, tweets Meisel. He’s traveling back to Cleveland today for further testing and to determine a timetable for potential surgery.
JUNE 27, 4:20pm: Cleveland manager Terry Francona told reporters (including Zack Meisel of the Athletic) that Naylor has been diagnosed with some type of fracture. He’s under evaluation at a Minnesota hospital, and the team hopes to know more about his condition in the coming hours.
3:03pm: Indians corner outfielder/first baseman Josh Naylor injured his right leg in this afternoon’s game against the Twins. Playing right field, Naylor came in on a pursuit of a shallow fly ball off the bat of Jorge Polanco. He collided with second baseman Ernie Clement, who was tracking the ball over his head. Naylor was sent airborne and landed awkwardly on his right leg/ankle.
Naylor was in visible anguish as he was attended to by the training staff. His leg was immobilized and he was carted off the field, notes Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. There’s no official diagnosis as of yet, but all indications are that the 24-year-old suffered a serious injury of some sort.
Naylor has started 61 of Cleveland’s 72 games this season. The bulk of that time has come in right field, with occasional work at first base. Through 248 plate appearances, the left-handed hitter has slashed .255/.304/.403 with seven home runs.
I saw the video and it looked like when he landed on the leg and it went under him, it snapped the bone and just dangled. That’s gonna be a long recovery.
Looks like a dislocated ankle. Similar to what happened to Dak Prescott last football season. Hope all goes well with the recovery.
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
@Fever You are remarkably consistent!
Fever Pitch Guy
Thanks YBC, I try to be. I do work 50 hours a week and also travel, so there will be periods of time when I’m not around.
“…it would certainly appear as though Naylor’s season is in jeopardy.”
You think? He just had his foot ripped off.
Fractured ankle? It looked higher up his leg to me, looked like the same kind of break chris weidman (ufc) is dealing with
Omg, that looked horrible. I hope he can continue his career at some point.
I know we joke on here a lot about “thoughts and prayers” for every injury, but Josh Naylor could use all the good juju from everyone right now. Absolutely horrible to see that video 🙁
That was as gnarly as it gets.
I literally screamed “ah!” when I saw it… just terrible.
Me too, when I saw it live.
His ankel completley rolled when he fell. That was a burtal looking fall.
prayers up for josh
Sid Vicious sends his regards.
Please stop showing the video.. Its terrible.. to show someones anguish..
Welcome to the internet, old man
I have been on the internet since its inception and while the voyeurs of pain and suffering love what it has turned into.. that doesn’t mean i can’t be and speak as a human.. with compassion for people..
Lol, then don’t watch. Censorship is more of a societal and detriment to humans than your feelings being hurt.
As the saying goes, it’s better to keep your mouth closed and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Thanks for removing the doubt.
*What does that mean? Quick you’d better say something or they’ll think you’re stupid* “Takes one to know one!” *swish*
no that is your job..
I disagree. My cable is pricey enough. It’s not the network to decide what to show if they are showing it live…you’re gonna see it. Replays should be re shown as well. If you don’t want to watch it again … simply don’t
me me me mine mine mine.. I’m sure you would have loved the old Coliseum and the Lions and Tigers and the people that were fed to them.. Human suffering should never be part of selling sports..
Why don’t you tell us about them as someone with first hand experience?
you’re complaining about people being selfish, but you think everyone should curb what they show to meet your standards? Why don’t you just go back to yelling at clouds.
Seeing what Naylor experienced give us greater compassion for him. Otherwise we just know “he hurt his leg”
Replay had not yet been invented
I hear internet had not yet been invented either. Those old timey folks must have really had it rough.
@neo, et al … Some of these comments are totally d-bag worthy. As if age has anything to do with not wanting to see somebody suffer a horrible injury?
I tend to ignore the needy adult bodied children… Unbeknownst to them I was taking computer programing classes in College back in the 1970’s..
Why does this comment receive a single upvote?
Does stating the obvious constitute an opinion or are we just in empathetic, look at me caring overdrive?
I want to thank those who have already posted about this video, because I’ve decided that I don’t need to see it based off of your reactions. I remember how I reacted watching Dak Prescott’s injury, and if it was anything like that… no thanks,I’m good.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
I saw Joe Theisman break his leg, I saw Dave Dravecky break his arm while pitching. I saw Pillar get hit in the middle of his face, live, with a 95 MPH fastball. The only incident of all those that wasn’t replayed was Pillar. I’m glad they didn’t show that again, it was hideous. I didn’t see Naylor’s collision. but it is kinda sick how they keep showing the replays. Did they show a replay of Pillar? Hope not.
how about tony saunders?
Funny (or not), the LT hit on Theisman was the first thing I thought of, ‘cuz I was watching it as it happened so to speak. But this looks equally gruesome.
Indians will be calling Ellis Burkes any time now…..
I quit watching Monday Night Football regularly after they replayed the hell out of that Theisman injury.
HHH the 5th?
Theisman and the obscure Napoleon McCallum injuries come to my head when I saw this. Both my wife and I cringed when we saw the replay.
Who was the hockey goalie that nearly died from getting his neck slashed by a skate? That’s the only one I’ll never, ever watch again.
Clint Malarchuk. Sliced his carotid artery and partially sliced his jugular. The neck guard a lot of dudes wear now isn’t just to stop pucks. Gruesome.
I remember that McCollum injury. The thing I remember about it the most is the extreme close up of the knee, mid injury, pasted on the front page of the sports section of the newspaper the next day. It took overdoing instant replay to the extreme. Absolutely horrific.
Thoughts and prayers
Twins Fan '61
That is the worst injury I’ve ever witnessed live. I think it is career threatening. Really sorry for the player and hope he does recover.
probably injured himself flopping around
He was doing his impersonation of a “fish out of water”
he’ll definitely go on the IWF. injured while flopping
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Dude, that’s cold, freezing cold!
Absolutely true tho. He was flopping. It looked ridiculous and he broke his leg as a result. It’s not a tragedy, he’s not going to die, he’ll be back next year, get a grip. Blow out your candles and go home.
A fracture here, a fracture there, fractures everywhere, or so it seems.
Saw a different angle where not only it looked like it snapped his ankle but in a certain angle when he was on his stomach, his leg also looked detached from the kneecap when moving/dragging his leg.I really hope not, an ankle break and at the knee cap!? Terrible injury, after seeing that angle, that might be one of the worst. Wish him well through his recovery.
That’s how it looked to me too. Almost like his leg came off his body and hung there before the camera (thankfully) turned to the play that was still going on. Ugh, absolutely brutal. If he can come back from this and be the same player, it’ll be a miracle. ☹
talk about a terrible birthday present
Does anyone remember when Moises Alou broke his leg making the turn around first base? That was the worst baseball injury I have ever seen that wasn’t either a HBP or a line drive at the pitcher. This was close to surpassing the Alou one though.
Absolutely brutal injury. It’s going to serve as my reminder today that things could be much, much worse.
Kidding aside, the Tribe needs more players like Naylor , who actually hustle and play the game hard..
Broken ankles are career enders for baseball players. No sugar coating it. The chances he’ll have the same foundation and explosion is next to nil.
At least he made some fun memories and a remarkable salary for a few years of his life.
He’s a left-handed hitter, driving off his left foot, so the break being on his right foot will give him a chance.
The difference between an MLB player and a AAAA type is limited. Losing 10% in any measurable likely ruins many MLBers career.
I’m not evil, just pragmatic. Chances are he’ll be a lesser version of himself which may not be representative of an MLB everyday player.
I’m not sure why people pay to see a doctor when there is so much free medical advice on the internet…
Lol, a young doctor is a moron. Listen to Benny Franklin. Experience teaches more than schooling and I’ve yet to hear of a player recovering from a shattered ankle. Not just bad for horses ya know.
That’s what happens when you have no buisness being in the outfield. He looks like a catcher trying to play the outfield .. literally did a .360 in the air and just hit the ground like a plate of jello … comes up with a broken leg. Obviously wish him well.
And amazingly, the infielder 5 inches shorter and 80 lbs lighter didn’t even flinch. So, yeah. Someone likes soccer.
or takes flopping tips from lebron
You ain’t wrong.
You got some serious issues.
The constant musical chairs on the field isn’t helpful.
The constant musical chairs on the field is mostly due to injuries and then rotating days off.
Of his 140 starts in the majors, 129 of them have been in the outfield. It’s not an out of position issue. It’s an issue of not calling for the ball on a ‘tweener play. It doesn’t need to be pointed to this or that, inexperience, or anyone blamed. It’s just extremely unfortunate that this kind of injury happened.
The Reds have a surplus of outfielders. Cleveland has a surplus of relievers. Let’s Make a Deal.
Anyone want some of our extra shortstops for someone who can play right field?
Phillies have Didi Gregorious coming back along with Jean Segura or Brad Miller or Nick Maton take your pick we need young pitching.
Brad Miller will not be returning to Cleveland after his last stint in 2019.
That’s for sure. 🙂
Well, Miller proved himself right. He was better than the other guys they kept on the roster. Just like this year when the Tribe kept Jake Bauers over Bobby Bradley
The Indians signed him as a band aid and DFAd him with Kipnis and Lindor returning to the lineup. Kipnis had a much better season than Miller was ever going to put up.
It’s just a flesh wound!, if the Black Knight can continue sword battle without arms. Naylor can play ball on one leg too.
That is a gnarly injury. I watch a ton of combat sports and found that video tough to watch.
Genuinely hope he’s able to resume his career next year.
I think there is little doubt that his season is over. I really hope that it doesn’t affect his long term career outlook though. Such a gnarly injury
Will not watch the video! You guys have said enough! Good Luck Mr. Naylor! I will pray for your recovery!