Twins prospect Byron Buxton has concussion after scary collision
It was a scary scene for Byron Buxton of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats.
UPDATE: Some news from MiLB.com writer Jake Seiner:
Terry Ryan just confirmed on Rock Cats broadcast Byron Buxton has concussion. Is "fine" "alert" now. Was unconscious for 10 minutes.— Jake Seiner (@Jake_Seiner) August 14, 2014
Also said Kvasnicka is back in the clubhouse now. Has sore hip.— Jake Seiner (@Jake_Seiner) August 14, 2014
On Wednesday, Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted off the field after a scary outfield collision with right fielder and Double-A New Britain teammate Mike Kvasnicka.
Here's a look at the moments just before and after (Buxton is on the left in the first photo):
As for what happened, here's Don Amore of the Hartford Courant:
Buxton, who was parallel to the ground, appeared to hit his left shoulder/neck with RF mike kvasnicka's knee. A violent collusion.— Dom Amore (@AmoreCourant) August 14, 2014
After reportedly lying on the field motionless for several minutes, Buxton left in an ambulance and was transported to a nearby hospital. Kvasnicka, per Amore, was able to walk away, although he also went to the hospital with Buxton.
Buxton, who was the consensus top prospect in baseball heading into the this season, was playing his first game at the Double-A level. He missed significant time earlier this year with a wrist injury.
We'll update his and Kvasnicka's conditions as soon as an announcement is made.