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Yasiel Puig injury: Dodgers OF hits Coors Field wall, leaves game

Just over 10 months after Matt Kemp injured his shoulder running into the center field wall on Aug. 28, 2012, a Coors Field wall claimed another Dodgers victim on Wednesday night.


Yasiel Puig left Wednesday night's game against the Rockies in the sixth inning, one inning after colliding with the right field wall at Coors Field in Denver. Puig appeared to hurt his leg while hitting the fence after catching a drive by Nolan Arenado in the fifth inning, then fell to the ground after throwing the ball back to the infield.

X-rays on Puig's left leg were negative and the Dodgers say he is day-to-day with a bruised left hip and tightness in his left thigh.

Puig was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game. After meeting with trainers in the outfield Puig stayed in the game to complete the fifth inning, then flew out while batting in the top of the sixth.

But when the Dodgers took the field in the bottom of the inning, Puig was removed along with starting pitcher Zack Greinke in a double switch. Andre Ethier moved from left to right field, and Skip Schumaker entered the game in left field.

Puig on the season is hitting .440/.466/.743 with eight home runs in 28 games. He has been a relative iron man. He has played 26 complete games, and the only other time he didn't play was after getting ejected in the eighth inning during the brawl with Arizona on June 11, then he didn't start the next day with a sore shoulder though he pinch hit and played an inning in right field.