Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons suffered a sprained right ankle and could be headed to the disabled list after injuring himself on the dugout steps Tuesday night.
“Nothing is broke, but I sprained it pretty decent,” Simmons, who was on crutches, told reporters after the game. “I tried to stay in the game, but they just thought it was smarter not to let me stay out there and have a chance of making it worse.”
Andrelton Simmons departed the game with a sprained right ankle, Angels say.
— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) June 6, 2018
Fox Sports West just showed Andrelton Simmons slip on the dugout steps right before 1st pitch. That’s how it happened.
— Trent Rush (@TrentRushSports) June 6, 2018
I can confirm now that #Angels SS Andrelton Simmons twisted his right ankle coming down the dugout steps before the game. Did not look good.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) June 6, 2018
“I don’t even remember exactly how it happened, but I know I was coming in,” Simmons told reporters. “It’s simple and stupid, but it happens every once in a while, I guess.
“… I could play; I just wasn’t moving at my best. I could have stayed out there, but I guess it wasn’t the best solution. It is what it is. We’ll see how it responds.”
Simmons said he’s hopeful he can move around after “one, two days,” but said there’s a chance he could land on the disabled list.
“I don’t know,” said Simmons, who is hitting .330 with 32 runs scored and 34 RBIs. “It’s sore, but we’ll see how it responds tomorrow and how it feels in the next couple of days.”
This is not the kind of injury you ever want to have. This is akin to falling down the stairs at your home. Awful.