The Cleveland Indians have dealt with one too many freak injuries already this postseason -- Trevor Bauer's drone mishap had the potential to reshape the American League Championship Series, after all. Fortunately for the Indians, it looks like they avoided a significant blow to second baseman Jason Kipnis.
Kipnis sprained his ankle while celebrating with double-play mate Francisco Lindor following the Indians' pennant-clinching Game 5 victory. Yet Kipnis ought to be ready in time for Tuesday's World Series opener, per manager Terry Francona:
Francona described Kipinis' injury as a low ankle sprain. He's confident rest and the adrenaline Kipnis will feel with 37,000 screaming fans in Progressive Field will help him recover.
Kipnis, for his part, had a little fun with the incident on Twitter -- even posting some images that highlighted when the injury occurred:
Kipnis and Lindor have wonderful chemistry turning two. Here's hoping they can develop the same fluency when it comes to celebrating.
Then again, Kipnis would probably be more than willing to deal with another sprained ankle over the coming week-and-a-half if it meant the Indians were enjoying a championship victory.