Uh-oh, Part 2: Brett Lawrie Exits Toronto Blue Jays / New York Yankees Game With Calf Injury

By Thom Tsang

Still don’t think the baseball gods have a thing against the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays?

Even after losing 3/5ths of the starting rotation to injuries in a span of 4 days, having Luis Perez‘s elbow fall apart, and losing Jose Bautista to the DL to a wrist injury on a swing?

Well, here’s one more for ya:

I’m not even sure whether there’s much that I can say at this point. The injury bug was bad when it first bit. Then it started happening so much that is was almost humourous. Now it’s just plain bad again. Brett Lawrie‘s hustle is something that defines his game, and a big part of the reason why he is so loved by the fans in Toronto. That all-out style of play cost him today, however, as he appeared to have hurt his right leg after falling into the camera pit at Yankee Stadium trying to catch a foul ball off the bat of Mark Teixeira – screencap here thanks to Twitter user @Minor_Leaguer:

It’s worth mentioning that he hit his leg on an unprotected metal railing on the way down. Lawrie got up after the fall and immediately started hobbling in pain, and was immediately removed from the game. Luckily, the X-ray results yielded good news:

Fortunately, it does not sound like a serious injury for the Blue Jays third-baseman. The team has an off-day tomorrow, giving Lawrie at least an extra day of rest to see if he can make it back for the weekend.

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