If you recall, back on April 26 he caught Jean Segura on the side of the head with a practice swing while standing outside Milwaukee's dugout. A deep gash knocked the Brewers starting shortstop out of action for a week solid, but thankfully there were no broken bones and no concussion.
Now, in his latest unfortunate incident which occurred on Saturday afternoon, Braun was involved in an awkward outfield collision with center fielder Carlos Gomez that saw him clip Gomez on the jaw with his right elbow.
Naturally, among the first concerns that come to mind when you see that type of collision is, once again, a concussion. Based on how wobbly Gomez appeared immediately after and then again while walking off the field, it appeared those fears might be realized. However, according to the initial reports, it should only be a day-to-day injury.
#Brewers say Gomez left the game with a left neck strain. Day to day.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 28, 2014
As Adam McCalvy of MLB.com noted immediately after the collision, Gomez also took a knee to the head on Friday night on a stolen base attempt. He was checked out on the field and remained in the game. He reportedly did not go through concussion testing following that incident, however, Saturday was a different story that ended with a good result.
Carlos Gomez passed a concussion test, but is very sore. Will be re-evaluated in the morning.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 29, 2014
but the Brewers went on to defeat Colorado anyway 7-4. In fact, they were already in a great position thanks largely to Gomez's three-run homer in the first inning.As for the game on Saturday, with only three regular outfielders available, that meant Braun had to slide over from right field to make his MLB debut in center field for the final three innings. Meanwhile, corner infielder Mark Reynolds went to right field. Not exactly an ideal defensive set up,
With the win, Milwaukee improved to 6-0 in the season series and 51-32 overall. A remarkable record, but they're going to have a difficult time sustaining this success if they keep running into each other and other players and objects on the field.
Proceed with caution, Brew Crew.
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