Twins third baseman Marwin Gonzalez and Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum both left Friday night’s game early after an unfortunate collision at first base.
Goodrum jumped to catch an errant throw to first and caught Gonzalez in the forehead with a flying knee as he reached the base.
Marwin Gonzalez collision with Niko Goodrum – both left the game, Gonzalez under his own power pic.twitter.com/vdznqy4qaF
— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) May 11, 2019
After exiting the game, Gonzalez was evaluated for a concussion and was cleared. He’ll has a facial contusion and will be examined again on Saturday.
Rocco Baldelli said the #MNTwins “lucked out” with Marwin González. He cleared the concussion protocol and it appears to just be a facial contusion. Marwin said he’ll be examined again tomorrow.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) May 11, 2019
That’s definitely good news for Gonzalez. He now knows he can take a flying knee to the head while wearing a helmet.
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