Astros All-Star George Springer carted off after colliding with wall

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Published 9:36 p.m. ET Sept. 3, 2019 | Updated 12:04 a.m. ET Sept. 4, 2019CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideMILWAUKEE — Houston Astros center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with the wall catching a ball.Springer caught Ryan Braun’s long fly ball in the fifth inning and hit the wall. His head snapped back and he fell to the ground. He immediately grabbed the back of his head as his glove fell off. Astros medical personnel raced out to assist him.After a momentary delay, he was carted off the field by Miller Park medical personnel. He sat up in the cart as it left the field.Kyle Tucker batted for Springer and replaced him in right.Here’s a look at @GeorgeSpringer hitting his head on the outfield wall making an incredible catch #Astrospic.twitter.com/KncXhfjkFS— SportsTalk 790 (@SportsTalk790) September 4, 2019“It was bad,” Astros pitcher Zack Greinke said of what he saw. “I was just hoping there’s nothing serious because a lot of things can go wrong when that stuff happens. So, it was not a good feeling, really.”Astros manager AJ Hinch said that Springer was being evaluated for a head injury and was listed as day-to-day. Springer was scheduled to travel back to Houston with the team. He sat at his locker draped in towels and was talking with his teammates.“It was a great catch,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of the play. “I haven’t seen replays, but he obviously went down very awkwardly and scary. I was glad he was able to get up and was able to kind of get off under his own power, but it was very scary.”***

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