If you watched last night’s game, you were probably a little uneasy seeing Brian McCann limp around the bases for his game-tying home run and move gingerly in general after taking a foul ball off his left foot in the middle of the game. It was serious enough for him to get checked out by trainers on the field at one point, but not serious enough for him to come out of the game until the 9th inning.
The early concern was that his left big toe could be broken and there were plans to have McCann X-rayed after he came out. Instead he had some blood drained from the toe and a fluoroscope taken at Rogers Centre. That doesn’t sound like an actual medical procedure to me, but I’m not a doctor and it showed no break, so for now the team is calling it a bruised left toe and waiting to see how McCann feels today.
Joe announced after last night’s game ended that McCann would get tonight off, so bare minimum this is something serious enough to keep him out of action for 1 game and get him tagged with the old “day-to-day” label. Beyond that we don’t know right now, although I imagine we will find out more as today progresses. It goes without saying that losing McCann for any extended period of time would be a big blow. He’s been the hottest hitter in the lineup since Opening Day. Hopefully this is something that keeps him out for a day or 2 and doesn’t linger as the season goes on. Continue reading Quick Hit: McCann’s Toe Injury