Nationals place Denard Span on 7-day concussion DL
Nationals center fielder Denard Span had a collision with Dan Uggla Friday night and now he's on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, the club announced Saturday. As a corresponding move, they've recalled outfielder Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse.
Span was injured during the eighth inning against the Braves Friday night when he ran into Dan Uggla on his way to second base (click here to watch the highlight on MLB.com).
Unfortunately, this isn't the first instance of a head injury with Span. He missed 84 games in two different DL stints in 2011 due to concussion issues.
Span, 30, is hitting .222/.300/.361 with three doubles, a triple, four RBI and five runs so far this season.
Without Span, the Nationals will likely use Nate McLouth as the everyday starter in center.
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