“Hate to see that”: Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena being assessed for concussion after gut-wrenching collision

Astros rookie Jeremy Pena, and OF Yordan Alvarez exit after a nasty collision.

Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena
Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez and shortstop Jeremy Pena had a nasty collision while they had their eyes on the ball in the air. They both had to leave Wednesday afternoon’s 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field following in the eighth inning when they were being evaluated for a concussion.

Yordan Alvarez was seen getting smacked on the face by Jeremy Pena’s hand when he was trying to catch a Dominic Smith fly ball to shallow left field. Pena did catch the ball which was considered the first out of the inning, but he could help his head bang against his right rib section of Alvarez.

Both the players were down and out for a couple of minutes, their teammate Jake Meyers instantly stood there as he saw the collision, with his hands on his knees, concerned for the well-being of both Alvarez and Pena.

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Instant concussion medical check for Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena after collision

Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena
Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena

Dusty Baker and the Astros’ training staff attended Yordan and Jeremy for an evaluation of the situation, he said “They’re getting a further evaluation on a number of things, just don’t want to jump to conclusions yet. It looked bad. Anybody that’s played out there has had a collision.”

“Peña said he was OK, of course,” Dusty Baker said. “Yordan wanted to stay in the game, but Yordan is not a guy you pick to run into. And neither is Peña. Both of them are well built, but they’re built differently. But strong.”

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Alvarez and Pena were not allowed to talk to the media about their injuries as per their medical staff. They were seen in the visitor’s clubhouse postgame and as per information, they were going to travel with the team back to Houston.

After their exit from the game, Chase McCormick replaced Álvarez and Mauricio Dubon took over for Peña. Yordan eventually rose to his feet, but the medical cart was called for to take Alvarez off the field. Peña also exited the game after the collision, leaving under his own power.

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