UPDATE: The White Sox and Tony La Russa announced Robert left the game with a mild groin strain.
As if the series in Cleveland couldn’t get any worse, the White Sox will be leaving Ohio with a bit of concern over the health of their centerfielder, Luis Robert.
As he was running out a ground ball in the eighth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game, Luis Robert appeared to come up slow as he was approaching the bag. He was able to leave the field under his own power, but immediately went to the dugout to talk to the trainer. He would not finish the game in the field, as Danny Mendick would replace him in the following inning.
A video of the injury can be seen below.
There’s not much that we can tell from the video, but it is clear that he did tweak something based on the video. The White Sox have not put out a statement yet on his condition, but it is likely that even once they release a statement, we will get more information tomorrow on his long-term status.
In this game, Luis Robert looked like he was about to break out of his slump. He ended his 0-for-21 streak with a double off the wall and added another hit for good measure. Hopefully this is nothing serious in terms of his long-term health.
For now, hope, pray, and get out of Cleveland before anything else happens.
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